Calendar of Action

Our calendar of action and learning is packed with creative ways to explore topical global issues. Each term will bring two new themes offering exciting and engaging activities, and inspirational ideas to help pupils build skills and take action. Youth Ambassador groups may design their own activities. However the calendar of action provides a suggested timetable for learning and active citizenship.


October 2013

16 World Food Day

Use Oxfam's Food for Thought resources to get young people learning, thinking and taking action for a fairer food system.

21 National Youth Film Festival

Oxfam will host a series of inspiring events for young people at the first National Youth Film Festival.

November 2013

19 World Toilet Day

20 Universal Children's Day

December 2013

1 World AIDS Day



January 2014

20 Martin Luther King Jr Day

February 2014
12 Red Hand Day for Child Soldiers

22 World Thinking Day for Girl Guides and Scouts

24 Fairtrade Fortnight

March 2014

6 World Book Day

3 Climate Week

8 International Women's Day

15 Third anniversary of the beginning of the Syria conflict

20 World Storytelling Day

22 World Water Day


April 2014
7 World Health Day

25 World Malaria Day

May 2014
21 World Day for Cultural Diversity