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St George's Day

St George is widely recognised for his legendary defeat of a dragon, symbolising the triumph of good over evil. His bravery and chivalry have made him a revered figure in English Folklore and culture.

How the dragon-slayer became the patron saint of England

April Fools Day

April Fool's Day is dedicated to playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. It's a time when people traditionally engage in pranks, tricks, and humourous activities to trick others or simply create laughter.

Click here to see Famous April Fool's prank from well known brands!

Autism Awareness Day

Autism Speaks Onine Events

World Autism Acceptance Week

Autism is a unique way of experiencing the world, filled with its own strengths, quirks and joys. Imagine a colourful spectrum where each person with autism brings their own vibrant hue.

Individuals have an extraordinary knack for focusing intensly on their passions, whether it's mastering an instrument, exploring fascinating facts about dinosaurs, or creating intricate artwork.

2nd - 8th April

EID al Fitr

Eid al-Fitr, often referred to simply as Eid, is the festival of breaking the fast that marks the end of Ramadan. It is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the month following Ramadan, after the sighting of the new moon. Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion for Muslims, characterized by communal prayers, feasting, exchanging gifts, and visiting friends and family. It is also a time for acts of charity, known as Zakat al-Fitr, where Muslims give to those in need to ensure that everyone can partake in the festivities.

For more information about Eid al-fitr

EID Cymru

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day is celebrated to recognise the significant role that jazz music plays in promoting peace, dialogue and culutural diversity.Established by UNESCO (United Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) in 2011, the day serves as a global celebration of jazz as a universal language of freedom and creativity.

Are you tuned in to the smooth sounds of jazz? Check out the jazzy events in and near you!

Community Garden Week

Celebrating the gardens in our schools and communities. Click the icons for more information.

Stress Awareness Month

Stress is the body's natural response to demands or pressures, whether they be physical, emotional, or psychological. It can manifest in various forms, from a fleeting sense of unease to prolonged feelings of anxiety or tension.

While a certain level of stress can be motivating, chronic or excessive stress can have detrimental effects on both physical and mental health. Managing stress involves recognizing its sources, adopting coping strategies, and seeking support when necessary to maintain overall well-being.

International Children's Book Day

Marking the birthday of renowned Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.

This day aims to promote children's literature and encourage a love of reading among young people worldwide. Each year, a different National Section of IBBY sponsors International Children's Book Day, selecting a theme and inviting a prominent author from their country to write a message to children worldwide. For more information, click the icons!

Pet Day!

Pet Day is an annual celebration dedicated to honouring and appreciating pets of all kinds. The day sets as a reminder of the joy and companionship that pets bring into our lives.

To celebrate this pawsome day, please send your favourite pet photos to Newsletter@alstraining.org.ukto be included in April's newsletter!We can't wait to paws and admire your fur-tastic snapshots!

Wellbeing Walk

Pen-y-fan

Bev is organising a walk up to Pen-Y-Fan on April 14th with Matt Jones as a guide. Anyone wants to join they are more than welcome.Please contact Bev for more info.

Activities on Earth Day range from tree planting and beach cleanups to educational events and advocacy campaigns for policies that address climate change, pollution, deforestation, and other environmental concerns.For more information, clcik the icons!

Celebrated on Shakespeare's birthday and ironically, the day he died. The day celebrates the English language.For more information, click the icons!

English Language Day

Penguin Day

Who can resist the charm of a penguin?World Penguin Day endeavors to heighten awareness about these captivating flightless creatures, striving to conserve both their species and habitats, ensuring that forthcoming generations have the opportunity to marvel at these extraordinary animals.

Food Waste Day

Reducing food waste is crucial for both environmental sustainability and combating hunger

Allergy Awareness Week

An allergy occurs when your immune system reacts to harmless foreign substances, known as allergens, triggering responses like inflammation, sneezing, or various symptoms. These allergens can range from certain foods to pollen or pet dander. Your immune system's role is to protect your body from threats, but sometimes it overreacts to substances it perceives as harmful, causing allergic reactions.