Resource calendar

A photo of a Saltire flag flying on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh

The events in this calendar are celebrations, awareness days and action weeks all covering topical issues relevant to schools. Each of the events includes details of websites and support materials to help plan activities for learners.

As well as accessing the resources online, you can also download the Global Citizenship Calendar as a PDF, with links to resources for each event.

All Saints Day - 1 November

A medieval painting of saints with halos round their heads

All Saints Day, also known as All Hallows Day or Hallowmas, is the day after Hallowe'en. It is a feast day when Catholics and Anglicans remember all saints and martyrs, known and unknown.

Guy Fawkes Night - 5 November

A black and white sketch of a man in a cloak and wide-brimmed hat looking anxious

Guy Fawkes Night is a British festival commemorating the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when a group of disaffected Catholic gentlemen tried to kill King James VI and I by blowing up the House of Lords.

Remembrance Sunday - 9 November

Photo of small wooden cross with poppy attached for Remembrance Day

Remembrance Sunday is held each year on the nearest Sunday to 11 November (Armistice Day), to commemorate all those who have died for their country.

Armistice Day - 11 November

A black and white photograph of World War I soldiers in a landscape of mud and dead trees

Armistice Day is held on 11 November each year to commemorate the signing of the armistice between Germany and the Allies which essentially ended World War I.

BBC Children in Need - tbc November

Cartoon teddy bear, with spotted bandage over one eye

Resources to support BBC Children in Need, a charity event which raises money to fund projects which help children all over the UK.

International Day for Tolerance - 16 November

Logo of the United Nations

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annually observed on November 16 to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the negative effects of intolerance.

International Education Week (IEW) - tbc November

International Education Week logo

International Education Week (IEW) is run by the British Council and is an opportunity for schools to take part in a week of celebrations to mark the importance of international education in the UK.

Road Safety Week - 17-23 November

The words 'RoadSafetyWeek.org' with a logo made of a red road shaped into a heart

Road Safety Week, organised by the charity Brake, is held in November every year to raise awareness of death and injury on our roads, and the steps that can be taken to improve road safety.

Anti-Bullying Week - tbc November

The RespectMe anti-bullying service logo

Anti-Bullying Week is an annual event which aims to raise awareness of bullying in and out of school, and highlight ways of preventing and responding to it.

Universal Children's Day - 20 November

Photo of three small children, arms around each other's shoulders, smiling in an African street

Universal Children's Day is held every year on 20 November and aims to encourage understanding between children and promote children's welfare around the world.

National Tree Week - tbc November

A man's hands pressing the soil down round a newly planted tree

First mounted in 1975, National Tree Week is the UK's largest tree celebration, annually launching the start of the winter tree-planting season.

Inter Faith Week (Scotland) - tbc November

Extreme close up from the cover of the Belief in Dialogue report showing three figures

Inter Faith Week promotes dialogue, understanding and co-operation between Scotland's diverse religious communities.

Book Week Scotland - tbc November

Book Week Scotland logo

Resources to support learning during Book Week Scotland, a national celebration of books and reading.

St Andrew's Day - 30 November

St Andrew in a medieval illuminated manuscript

St Andrew's Day is celebrated every year in Scotland and around the world, with Scottish food, music and dance.

Beginning of Advent - 30 November

A photo of a candle burning on an Advent wreath; Image by Oxfordian Kissuth on Wikimedia Commons

Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for Christmas.

Global citizenship

Global citizenship is a key context for learning across the curriculum and ensures that our children and young people can play a full and active part in society – politically, socially, economically, environmentally and culturally.

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    Information on a range of resources suitable for Scottish education.