Special Dates in February 2017

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3rd February – NSPCC Number Day

Join schools across the UK on Friday 3 February for a mega maths fundraising day.Whether you dedicate a day or an hour to being a maths maverick, every pound you raise counts towards our fight for childhood.

Find out more: www.nspcc.org.uk


4th February – World Cancer Day

A unique opportunity for sport groups and organisations to create greater visibility and involvement in sharing the message that ‘We can. I can’ all be active in the fight against cancer.

Find out more: www.worldcancerday.org


5th February – Super Bowl

Played at Houston's NRG Stadium, this is American football at its best. Lady Gaga will headline the traditional half time show.

Find out more: www.housuperbowl.com


7th February – Safer Internet Day

Get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology. The theme this year is “Be the change: unite for a better internet.”

Find out more: www.saferinternet.org.uk


14th February – Valentine’s Day

Celebrated around the world, on this day it is traditional to send a card (often anonymously), flowers or a gift to your lover or would-be lover. In ancient Rome this time of year was celebrated as a pagan festival and centuries later in 1913 Hallmark produced their first commercial Valentine’s card.

Find out more: en.wikipedia.org


14th – 21st February – National Nest Box Week

A week aimed at NNBW aimed encouraging everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of breeding birds and wildlife.

Find out more: www.bto.org


28th February - Pancake Day

Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes.

Find out more: www.bbc.co.uk