Special Events School Calendar

A list of special days and weeks throughout 2020 and 2021 that you may find useful.

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SUBJECT EVENT COUNTRY 2020 2021
Science — Physics BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Ireland 8 – 11 Jan 7 – 9 Jan
Religion World Religion Day Worldwide 19 Jan 17 Jan
History/PSHE Holocaust Memorial Day Worldwide 27 Jan 27 Jan
Science — Biology RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend UK 28 – 29 Jan 25 – 27 Jan
English National Storytelling Week UK 28 Jan – 4 Feb 30 Jan – 6 Feb
English National Storytelling Week Ireland 28 Jan – 4 Feb 1 – 8 Feb
Career Advice National Apprentice Week UK 3 – 9 Feb 1 – 7 Feb
IT Skills Safer Internet Day UK 11 Feb 9 Feb
IT Skills Safer Internet Day Ireland 11 Feb 11 Feb
Languages International Mother Language Day Worldwide 22 – 23 Feb 21 Feb
PSHE World Thinking Day Worldwide 22 Feb 22 Feb
PSHE International STAND UP to Bullying Day Worldwide 28 Feb 26 Feb
Science — Physics Engineers Week Ireland 29 Feb – 6 Mar 27 Feb – 5 Mar
PSHE SIAD — Self Injury Awareness Day UK 1 Mar 1 Mar
Maths World Maths Day Worldwide 4 Mar 4 Mar
English World Book Day UK & Ireland 5 Mar 4 Mar
Maths Pi Day UK 14 Mar 14 Mar
Science — Physics British Science Week UK 13 – 22 Mar 5 – 14 Mar
PSHE No Smoking Day UK 14 Mar 10 Mar
English Shakespeare Week UK 16 – 22 Mar 15 – 21 Mar
Citizenship Global Recycling Day Worldwide 18 Mar 18 Mar
English World Storytelling Day Worldwide 20 Mar 20 Mar
English World Poetry Day Worldwide 21 Mar 21 Mar
Science — Biology National Tree Week Ireland CANCELLED 21 – 27 Mar
Science — Physics/
Chemistry
Edinburgh Science Festival UK 30 Mar – 15 Apr 27 Mar – 11 Apr
English International Chidren’s Book Day Worldwide 2 Apr 2 Apr
Physical Health & Wellbeing World Health Day Worldwide 7 Apr 7 Apr
Citizenship Earth Day UK 22 Apr 22 Apr
English National Shakespeare Day UK 23 Apr 23 Apr
English World Book and Copyright Day Worlwide 23 Apr 23 Apr
History Local and Community History Month UK May May
English National Share-a-Story Month UK May May
Life Skills Global Action Week for Education Worldwide 2 – 8 May TBC
PSHE Mental Health Awareness Week UK 18 – 24 May 13 – 20 May
Physical Health & Wellbeing Walk to School Week UK & Ireland 18 – 25 May TBC
Science — Biology World Bee Day Worldwide 20 May 20 May
Science — Biology World Turtle Day Worldwide 23 May 23 May
English Listowel Writers’ Week Ireland 27 – 31 May 26 – 30 May
PSHE World No Tobacco Day Worldwide 31 May 31 May
Science/Geography/
Citizenship
World Environment Day Worldwide 5 Jun 5 Jun
Science/Geography World Ocean Day Worldwide 8 Jun 8 Jun
Science — Biology National Insect Week UK 22 – 28 Jun TBC (2022)
English National Writing Day UK 24 Jun 23 Day
Art Children’s Art Week UK 29 Jun – 19 Jul TBC
Geography World Population Day Worldwide 11 Jul 11 Jul
PSHE International Day of Friendship Worldwide 30 Jul 30 Jul
Citizenship International Youth Day Worldwide 12 Aug 12 Aug
Science — Biology National Zoo Awareness Day UK 31 Aug TBC
English International Literacy Day Worldwide 8 Sep 8 Sep
PSHE World Suicide Prevention Day Worldwide 10 Sep 10 Sep
Citizenship Recycle Week UK 21 – 27 Sep TBC
Languages European Day of Languages Worldwide 26 Sep 26 Sep
Physical Health & Wellbeing International Walk to School Month Worldwide Oct Oct
English International School Libraries Month Worldwide Oct Oct
English National Poetry Day UK 1 Oct 1 Oct
PSHE Darkness into Light (Suicide Awareness) Ireland 3 Oct TBC
Science — Biology World Animal Day Worldwide 4 Oct 4 Oct
Science — Physics World Space Week Worldwide 4 – 10 Oct 4 – 10 Oct
PSHE Mental Health Week Ireland 4 – 10 Oct 10 – 16 Oct
Citizenship International Teachers Day Worldwide 5 Oct 5 Oct
PSHE World Mental Health Day Worldwide 10 Oct 10 Oct
Maths Maths Weeks Ireland 10 – 18 Oct TBC
English Everyone Writes Day UK 21 Oct TBC
PSHE International Stress Awareness Week Worldwide 2 – 6 Nov TBC
Science — Physics/
Chemistry
Science Week Ireland 8 – 15 Nov TBC
PSHE Anti-Bullying Week Ireland 11 – 15 Nov TBC
Citizenship/PSHE World Kindness Day Worldwide 13 Nov 13 Nov
PSHE Anti-Bullying Week UK 16 – 20 Nov TBC
Physical Health & Wellbeing/
Citizenship
Road Safety Week UK 16 – 22 Nov TBC
PSHE International STAND UP to Bullying Day Worldwide 20 Nov 19 Nov
Citizenship World Children’s Day Worldwide 20 Nov 20 Nov
Science — Biology National Tree Week UK 28 Nov – 6 Dec TBC
IT Skills Computer Security Day UK 30 Nov TBC
Science — Biology National Robin Day UK 21 Dec TBC