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Alpha Academies Trust SMSC Development and Events Calendar 2020-2021

SEPTEMBER 2020
DateThemeDevelopment Impact
15th SeptemberTo mark International Day of Democracy Students will understand the government of the day, democratic process and different government systems around the world.
21st SeptemberTo mark International Day of PeaceStudents can articulate the importance of peace, and understand different ways to achieve this – on a personal, local, and social level.
28th SeptemberJewish Festival: Yom KippurStudents understand the significance of Yom Kippur to Jewish people around the world. Students can reflect on their spiritual beliefs around this festival.
OCTOBER 2020
DateThemeDevelopment Impact
Throughout OctoberBlack History Month (various events across academies throughout October)Students understand the impact and lasting contributions of black men and women throughout history and to recognise the meaningful impact on democracy and society.
12th OctoberTo mark World Mental Health DayStudents can signpost themselves to mental health support, both within the Trust and in the wider community. Students feel a greater understanding of their own mental health, trigger points, and how to improve it.
23rd OctoberUnited Nations DayStudents can understand the role of the United Nations concerning global peace and prosperity and ensuring moral choices and human rights are upheld for all citizens.
NOVEMBER 2020
DateThemeDevelopment Impact
14th NovemberHindu Festival: Diwali Students understand the significance of the Diwali festival to Hindus around the world. Students can reflect on their spiritual beliefs around this festival.
16th November – 20th NovemberAnti-Bullying WeekStudent bullying incidents reduce across the Trust. Students can identify bullying in all its forms and show empathy towards others. Students become less egocentric and more compassionate.

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