Events

Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

2nd June

B.E.A.D. is an International day to promote the importance and joy of butterfly gardening and habitat creation/restoration.

 

The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch

3rd June

The Big Lunch is organised by the Eden Project. It aims to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours once a year in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. The Big Lunch site has lots of related ideas and information.

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

5th June

An annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action.

D-Day

D-Day

6th June

D-Day happened on 6 June 1944 after five years of war with Germany. The allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy and started to break through the German army's defences.

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

8th June

On World Oceans Day people around the planet celebrate and honour the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents.

Soccer Aid Day

Soccer Aid Day

8th June

Kick, bounce or carry a football around a course that your students have designed in the school playground! Find out more about the Soccer Aid Playground Challenge here.

Healthy Eating Week

Healthy Eating Week

11th June to 15th June

Healthy Eating Week aims to promote healthy diets and being more active in schools and nurseries across the UK. Register at Food a Fact of Life to get free resources.

Anne Frank's Birthday

Anne Frank's Birthday

12th June

Anne Frank was a jewish girl who had to go into hiding during the Second World War to escape the Nazis.

National Bug Busting Day

National Bug Busting Day

12th June

National Bug Busting Day is one of three national days when people are encouraged to help prevent lice from circulating from head to head and back again.

Eid-Ul-Fitr

Eid-Ul-Fitr

14th June to 15th June

The end of Ramadan when Muslims celebrate the end of fasting and thank Allah for His help with their month-long act of self-control.

World Cup

World Cup

14th June to 15th July

The 21st FIFA World Cup takes place in Russia. Explore our teaching ideas and resources here.

Fathers Day

Fathers Day

17th June

On Fathers Day we celebrate our fathers and all they mean to us.

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

20th June

World Refugee Day, part of Refugee Week, highlights the plight of refugees all over the world who are forced to flee their homes for fear of persecution.

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

21st June

The Summer Solstice is also known as the longest day, because it has the longest hours of daylight in the year.

Beep Beep Day

Beep Beep Day

27th June

Every year thousands of tots and infants age 2-7 take part in a special Beep Beep! Day organised by their nursery, playgroup, childminder or infant school, to help save little lives. It's a great way to engage children with the road safety basics through fun activities, while raising awareness among parents and the wider community about protecting children on roads.

 

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

30th June

Armed Forces Day raises public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The Armed Forces Day site has more information.