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Important dates for your diary

Have you reserved your tickets for the Education Show 2010?  Now in its 20th year the show will take place between 4-6 March at the NEC Birmingham.  For further information and to register visit

With less than two months to go, don’t miss out on the opportunity to enter the Inspire! competition!  With a closing date of 20 April, now is the perfect opportunity to enter this exciting competition to ensure your school is in with a chance to win a prize of £1500.  It is extremely simple to enter, and to find out more and download an entry form visit

Mothering Sunday 14 March has been celebrated in the UK on the fourth Sunday in Lent since at least the 16th century.  It is a time when children say thank you to their mothers by giving them a gift and a card or perhaps take them breakfast in bed.  Did you know that Mothering Sunday is also sometimes known as Simnel Sunday because of the tradition of baking Simnel cakes?

This year Mothering Sunday is on 14 March but is not on a fixed date each year because it is always the middle Sunday in Lent (which lasts from Ash Wednesday to the day before Easter Sunday).  Around the world, the most popular date for celebrating Mother’s day is the second Sunday in May, but many countries have their own traditions with different dates.

For more ideas on the perfect breakfast click on the recipes below:

Scrambled egg and bacon baskets

Fruity porridge

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