Awareness Days

Children’s Mental Health Week – Monday 6th of February – Sunday 12th of February 2023

Celebrated this week is Children’s Mental Health Week which aims to make a difference to the lives of children and young people across the UK through raising awareness about mental health issues that impact children and young people. This year’s theme is ‘Let’s Connect’. Everybody has mental health, and around 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives. The dedicated website run by Place2Be has plenty of resources and information to help guide children and adults to consider how we make meaningful connections to support our mental health.

Welsh Language Music Day – Friday 10th of February 2023

Founded by former BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens in 2013, Welsh Language Music Day or Dydd Miwsig Cymru is a day to celebrate all forms of Welsh Language music. From indie and rock, to funk and pop, there’s a Welsh language artist to you to discover. The Welsh Government has created some playlists to help you discover your new favourite Welsh Language song. In addition, a quick online search will show that there are plenty of gigs being organised in celebration of the day!

What can you do to celebrate in your setting?

  • Arrange a disco or a party.
  • Listen to Welsh music or artists.
  • Learn and sing a Welsh song.
  • Compose your own Welsh song/rap or create a dance.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science – Saturday 11th of February 2023

This year the International Day of Women and Girls in Science focuses on the roles women and girls play in relating to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The day aims to connect the international community and strengthen the ties between science, policy, and society for future-oriented strategies, and recognising the importance of inclusion and equality of women and girls in science. Traditionally women have been treated less favourably than men in the world of science, for example, women only constitute 12% of the members of national science academies. STEM learning has a collection of resources about the valuable scientific contributions by women.