St Andrew’s Day 30 November

Andrew, also called Saint Andrew the Apostle, (died 60/70, Patras, Achaia [Greece]) was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, the brother of St. Peter and a son of Jonah. He is the patron saint of Scotland and of Russia, as well as many other countries including Greece, Barbados and Romania. Both he and his brother Peter were fishermen by … Continue reading “St Andrew’s Day 30 November”

30 November 2023 by

Dr Who at 60

23 November 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the first episode of Dr Who. Beginning with William Hartnell as the first-ever Time Lord, fourteen actors have gone on to play this iconic role, exploring the universe in the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension(s) In Space), combatting foes, helping people in need and generally just saving … Continue reading “Dr Who at 60”

23 November 2023 by

Disability History Month

This year’s Disability History Month (16 November-16 December) focusses on the Experience of Disablement amongst children and young people in the past, now and what is needed for the future. UKDHM comes from a Social Model/Human Rights approach, so that all children and young people with long term impairment will not experience the social exclusion … Continue reading “Disability History Month”

16 November 2023 by


Diwali is known as the festival of lights as the festival symbolises the victory of light over darkness. It festival takes place at different times of the year as the Hindu calendar is based on the moon. In 2023, Diwali falls on 12th November. The festival lasts five days and honours the goddess of wealth, … Continue reading “Diwali”

12 November 2023 by

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for all those who have died in war. It takes place on 11th November, the day that World War 1 ended with the country observing a minute of silence at 11am as a chance for reflection. Whilst the day first started as a commemoration of World War 1, … Continue reading “Remembrance Day”

11 November 2023 by

Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos, or ‘The Day of the Dead’ in English, is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their loved ones for a celebration with food and drink. The holiday is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd November with the 1st often being dedicated to children who have passed away … Continue reading “Día de los Muertos”

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