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.
National Schools Film Week offers teachers and their students the opportunity to view a wide range of films free of charge and provides moving image education to support classroom teaching.
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.
Diwali is the most important festival of the year for Hindus, and is also a festival for Jains and Sikhs. It celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
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 is held each year on the nearest Sunday to 11 November (Armistice Day), to commemorate all those who have died for their country. This year Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday are on the same day.
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.
Resources to support BBC Children in Need, a charity event which raises money to fund projects which help children all over the UK.
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) 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, 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 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 is held every year on 20 November and aims to encourage understanding between children and promote children's welfare around the world.
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 promotes dialogue, understanding and co-operation between Scotland's diverse religious communities.
Resources to support learning during Book Week Scotland, a national celebration of books and reading.
A candle on the menorah is lit for each night of this eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights.
St Andrew's Day is celebrated every year in Scotland and around the world, with Scottish food, music and dance.