Events

NSPCC Number Day

NSPCC Number Day

3rd February

Celebrate Maths and help to raise money for NSPCC by taking part in Number Day!

2018 DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

Unicef Day for Change

Unicef Day for Change

3rd February

Day for Change is a chance for your school to learn about what life is like for children around the world and raise money for disadvantaged children with Unicef.

2018 DATE TO BE CONFIRMED 

Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day

10th February

Do something silly with your hair for the day and help to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Find out more about this event here.

2018 DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

Go Green Week

Go Green Week

13th February to 18th February

Go Green Week is People & Planet's annual national week of action on climate change in schools, colleges and universities.

2018 DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

Beep Beep Day

Beep Beep Day

15th February

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.

2018 DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

St Brigid's Day

St Brigid's Day

1st February

St Brigid's Day is traditionally recognised in Ireland as the first day of spring.

Rugby Six Nations

Rugby Six Nations

1st February to 16th March

The Six Nations is an annual Rugby competition involving England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy.

Candlemas

Candlemas

2nd February

Candlemas commemorates the ritual purification of Mary, 40 days after the birth of her son Jesus.

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday

4th February

Super Bowl LII will take place at  U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will be the 52nd Superbowl.

World Cancer Day

4th February

World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

6th February

A day to remind everyone why it is important to stay safe online and how we can all do so.

Charles Dickens' Birthday

Charles Dickens' Birthday

7th February

Charles Dickens is much loved for his great contribution to classic English literature.

Darwin Day

Darwin Day

12th February

Darwin Day is a celebration intended to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on February 12, 1809.

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

13th February

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts: the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It's a day of penitence, to clean the soul, and a day of celebration as the last chance to feast before Lent begins.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

14th February

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

14th February

Valentine's Day is the traditional day on which people express their love for each other.

Tết - Vietnamese New Year

Tết - Vietnamese New Year

16th February

The Vietnamese Festival celebrates the arrival of Spring.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

16th February

Chinese New Year, also known as the spring festival, is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. 2018  is the year of the dog.

International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day

21st February

International Mother Language Day is an observance that promotes awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

World Thinking Day

World Thinking Day

22nd February

World Thinking Day is a day of friendship, advocacy and fundraising for girls around the world.

Fair Trade Fortnight

Fair Trade Fortnight

26th February to 11th March

A special event that raises awareness of the Fairtrade Foundation and the activities that it supports.

Find out more at www.schools.fairtrade.org.uk

 

Purim

Purim

28th February to 1st March

Purim commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination by the courage of a young Jewish woman called Esther.