Here are six dates you may consider marking this Spring
Let’s look at some of the dates coming up which may be of interest to your ethical education class:
February 20th – World Day of Social Justice. A day to highlight the need to promote social justice, including efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender inequality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections.
February 21st – (see our article) International Mother Language Day.
March 3rd – World Wildlife Day celebrates the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and highlights the multitude benefits that their conservation provides to people. This day also reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime and human-induced reduction of species, which have wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts. Given these various negative effects, Sustainable Development Goal 15 focuses on halting biodiversity loss.
March 22nd: World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. This year, the focus of the UN observance is on accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
April 6th – International Day of Sport for Development and Peace presents an opportunity to recognize the positive role sport and physical activity play in communities and in people’s lives across the globe. Sport has the power to change the world; it is a fundamental right and a powerful tool to strengthen social ties and promote sustainable development and peace, as well as solidarity and respect for all.
April 30th – International Jazz Day celebrates the importance of jazz as a means of achieving unity and peace through dialogue and diplomacy.
Educate Together’s Ethical Education calendars
The digital Ethical Education calendars for primary and second level which can be found on the Educate Together resource bank contain dates of interest as well as links to online resources for reference.
We are always looking for stories and photos from how your school celebrates a particular day on the Ethical Education calendar. Please send them to the education team so we can feature them in future issues of this newsletter or our Ethos Guidance Platform: