Events

Sport Relief

Sport Relief

17th March to 23rd March

Get active for Sport Relief! We believe everyone deserves the right to be happy, healthy and safe. However you choose to get active for Sport Relief, we use the money you raise to tackle critical issues affecting people across the UK and the world.

Women's History Month

1st March to 31st March

Women’s History Month is a month-long celebration of women’s contributions to society and history that is observed during the month of March in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and is observed during the month of October in Canada. In the U.S., it’s been officially celebrated since March of 1987.​

St. David's Day

St. David's Day

1st March

St David's Day is celebrated in Wales and by Welsh people throughout the world on 1st March.

World Creative Writing Month

World Creative Writing Month

1st March to 31st March

A month long celebration of writing for schools across the world with The Night Zookeeper.

World Wildlife Day

3rd March

World Wildlife day is a day to remind us of our responsibilities to our world and the lifeforms we share it with.​

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

5th March

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

6th March

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

British Science Week

British Science Week

8th March to 17th March

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. Register your school and get free activity packs here.

 

 

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

8th March

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.

Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day

11th March

Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations. The Queen usually attends a service at Westminster Abbey.

National SingUp Day

National SingUp Day

13th March

The biggest singing day of the year. Schools across the country organise singing events.

Pi Day

Pi Day

14th March

Pi Day is an unofficial holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi).

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

17th March

Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.

Purim

Purim

20th March to 21st 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.

Holi

Holi

20th March to 21st March

Holi is a Hindu spring festival of fertility and harvest. It is also called "The Festival of Colours" and people celebrate by throwing coloured powder.

Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox

20th March

The March Equinox marks the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The day and night are of equal length.

Beep Beep Day

Beep Beep Day

20th March

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.

 

World Oral Health Day

20th March

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated globally every year on 20 March. It is organized by FDI World Dental Federation and is the largest global awareness campaign on oral health.

WOHD spreads messages about good oral hygiene practices to adults and children alike and demonstrates the importance of optimal oral health in maintaining general health and well-being.

International Day of Happiness

20th March

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated worldwide every March 20 and was conceptualized and founded by philanthropist, activist, statesman, and prominent United Nations special advisor Jayme Illien to inspire, mobilize, and advance the global happiness movement.

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

21st March

World Poetry Day was set up as a time to appreciate and support poets and poetry around the world.

International Day of Forests

21st March

This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and trees, and celebrate the ways in which they sustain and protect us.​

World Water Day

World Water Day

22nd March

World Water Day draws attention to something most of us take for granted despite its importance – safe water.

World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day

23rd March

An annual event that remembers the World Meteorological Organization's establishment on 23rd March in 1950.

The Big Pedal

The Big Pedal

25th March to 5th April

The Big Pedal inspires pupils, staff and parents to use bicycles and scooters for their journeys to school each day. Use the Big Pedal website to log your school's journeys and mark your progress!

2018 DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

Tolkien Reading Day

Tolkien Reading Day

25th March

Tolkien Reading Day is an international event held on 25 March – the day of the destruction of the One Ring – each year. It is held to promote interest in the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

30th March

Earth Hour encourages everyone to turn off their lights for one hour to take a stand against climate change.

Daylight Saving Time Start

Daylight Saving Time Start

31st March

The clocks go forward by one hour in the UK. This gives us more daylight in the evening, but less in the morning. This is also called British Summer Time.

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday

31st March

Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent. Today it is a day when children give presents, flowers, and home-made cards to their mothers.