May 16, 2014 9:19 am

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Well done for finishing SATS!

As we come to the end of another week of SATS for primary schools up and down the country we would like to say a big well done to teachers and pupils for getting through what can be a stressful time. We hope that the good weather will help provide a relaxing environment for the wind-down to the weekend.

Because the start of May is always shorthand for ‘SATS’ in primary schools, the overwhelming feeling now must be one of relief combined with the thought, ‘what now?!’. Well, the website Project Britain¬†might help provide inspiration for the rest of the month; it is a great source of information on the dates of seasonal events.

Below are some of the upcoming events, festivals and celebrations that are happening during the remainder of May:

12th – 25th May – Foster Care Fortnight

19th May – Pentecost\ Whitsuntide (Christian Festival)
Christian observation of the day when the God the Holy Spirit came to the disciples in the forms of tongues of fire and rushing wind. It is a traditional day for baptism and confirmation of new Christians.

19th – 23rd May – Walk to School Week

19th – 24th May – Noise Action Week

24th May – Empire Day
Established after the South African War, and held on Queen Victoria’s birthday, 24 May, it was replaced by Commonwealth Day in 1958.

29th May – Oak Apple Day (Pinch-Bum Day)
Also known as Royal Oak Day, 29 May, the birthday of Charles II (who is said to have hidden in an oak tree after his defeat at Worcester) and the day he entered London at the 1660 Restoration of the monarchy

31st May – World No Tobacco Day

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