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Spring Term 2018

Week Beginning

Keyword and Quote

Observances

1st January 2018
Resolution

“The new year is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.”
Brad Paisley (1972- )

  • 4th World Braille Day
  • 6th Epiphany
  • 7th Orthodox Christmas Day
New Beginnings
8th January 2018
Failure

“Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.”
John Sinclair (b.1941)

15th January 2018
Ecstasy

“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.”
Emily Dickinson (d.1886)

  • 21st World Religion Day
Ecstatic Experiences
22nd January 2018
Resilience

“A good half of the art of living is resilience.”
Alain de Botton (b.1969)

  • 25th Burns’ Night
  • 27th International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • 27th – 3rd Feb National Storytelling Week
Stoicism
29th January 2018
Self-efficacy

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
Henry Ford (d.1947)

  • 30th Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day
  • 1st Dignity Action Day
  • 4th World Cancer Day
Self-Belief
5th February 2018
Cyberspace

“We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.”
Stephen Hawkins (b.1942)

  • 6th Accession of Queen Elizabeth II
  • 7th Safer Internet Day
Virtual Worlds
12th February 2018 Half Term
  • 13th Shrove Tuesday
  • 14th Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day
  • 16th Chinese New Year
19th February 2018
Equity

“Equality is giving everyone a shoe equity is giving everyone a shoe that fits.”
Ken Robinson (b.1950)

  • 20th UN World Day of social justice
26th February 2018
Erudition

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Albert Einstein (d.1955)

  • 28th Fairtrade Fortnight
  • 1st March St David’s Day
  • 1st Purim – Jewish Holiday/Holi (Hindu)
  • 1st World Book Day
Genius
5th March 2018
Science

“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”
Carl Sagan (d.1996)

  • 6th National Apprenticeship Week
  • 8th International Women’s Day
  • 9th – 18th British Science Week
Scientific Method
12st March 2018
Epicurean

“It is not what we have but what we enjoy – that is the real wealth.”
Epicurus (d.271 BCE)

  • 12th Commonwealth Day
  • 15th International School Meals Day
  • 17th Saint Patrick’s Day
  • 17th – 23rd Sports Relief
Wealth
19th March 2018
Meteorology

“A sky without clouds is a meadow without flowers, a sea without sails.”
Henry David Thoreau (d.1862)

  • 20th Spring Equinox
  • 21st UN International Day of Forests
  • 22nd World Water Day/ World Meteorological Day
  • 25th Palm Sunday / Daylight Saving Time Starts
Climate Change
26th March 2018
Resurrection

“Crucifixion symbolises the death of the old; resurrection is a leap into the new.”
Deepak Chopra (b.1947)

  • 26th Autism Awareness Week
  • 27th Charles I becomes King of England 1625
  • 30th Good Friday
  • 1st Easter Sunday
Easter Story

Summer Term 2018

Week Beginning

Keyword and Quote

Observances

16th April 2018
Shakespeare

“Shakespeare’s magic could not copied be; Within that circle none durst walk but he.”
John Dryden (1631–1700)

  • 20th Volunteer Recognition Day
  • 21st Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday
  • 22nd Earth Day/London Marathon
23rd April 2018
Rhythm

“Rhythm is a dancer, it’s a soul companion. You can feel it everywhere”
Snap (1992)

  • 23rd St George’s/English Language/Shakespeare Day
  • 25th World Malaria Day/DNA Day/World Penguin Day
  • 29th International Dance Day
30th April 2018
Journalism

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”
Voltaire (d.1779)

  • 1st May Beltane (Pagan)
  • 3rd May World Press Freedom Day
  • 5th May Europe Day
7th May 2018
Etymology

“The word ‘education’ is derived from Latin ‘educere’, meaning to ‘draw out’ or ‘nourish’(‘e’- variant of ex = ‘out’ + ‘ducere’ ‘to lead’. In this sense, it is the drawing out of our humanity and our unique potential.”
John Dewey (b.1952)

  • 7th Red Cross Day
  • 10th Vesak (Buddhist) /Ascension Day (Christian)
  • 12th International Nurses Day/Limerick Day (Edward Lear’s B’day 1812)
  • 13th Christian Aid Week
14th May 2018
Matrimony

“The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly is confirmation to me that all the stars are aligned.”
Prince Harry (b.1984)

  • 14th Mental Health Awareness Week
  • 15th Ramadan begins
  • 18th International Museum Day
  • 19th Prince Harry and Meghan Merkle wedding day
21st May 2018
Subculture

“I think one of the bigger lessons the Internet has taught us is that ‘niche’ or ‘subculture’ is a lot bigger than anyone ever thought.”
Warren Ellis (b.1968)

  • 21st Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • 22nd May World Goth Day
28th May 2018 Half Term
4th June 2018
Naturalist

“An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.”
David Attenborough (b.1926)

  • 5th World Environment Day
  • 4th Child Safety Week
  • 8th World Oceans Day
  • 9th Children’s Art Week
11th June 2018
Ubiquitous

“Few activities are as delightful as learning new vocabulary.”
Tim Gunn (b.1953)

  • 14th World Blood Donors Day
Genius
18th June 2018
Existence

“From wonder into wonder existence opens.”
Lao Tzu (d.531 BCE)

  • 19th Fathers’ Day
  • 20th World Refugee Day
  • 21st Summer Solstice/International Day of Yoga/ World Humanist Day/World Music Day
25th June 2018
Camaraderie

“Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.”
Kobe Bryant (b.1978)

  • 25th National School Sport Week
  • 30th Meteor Day
  • 30th United Nations International Day of Friendship
2nd July 2018
Patience

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (d.1882)

  • 2nd – 6th School’s Diversity Week
  • 7th Global Forgiveness Day
9th July 2018
Potential

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” Winston Churchill (d.1965)

  • 11th World Population Day
  • 12th Battle of Boyne (Northern Ireland)
  • 15th World Youth Skills Day
16th July 2018
Recreation

“If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.”
Edward Bellamy (d.1898)

  • 17th International Justice Day
  • 18th Nelson Mandela International Day
  • 22nd National Marine Week
  • 24th National Parks Week
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