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Termly Keywords

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Summer Term 2020

Week BeginningKeyword and QuoteEvents
20th April 2020
Perseverance

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.”
Walter Eliot (d.1958)
20th Yom HaShoah
22nd Earth Day
23rd St George’s/English Language/Shakespeare Day/World Book Night
23rd April - 23rd May Ramadan
26th London Marathon
27th April 2020
Belonging

“A deep sense of love and belonging is our universal need. We are biologically, cognitively, physically and spiritually wired to love, be loved and belong. When those needs are not met, we break, fall apart and hurt.”
Brene Brown (b.1965)
29th International Dance Day/National Gardening Week
1st May National Walking Month/Share a Story Month/Local and Community History Month
3rd World Press Freedom Day
4th May 2020
Aphorism

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Lao Tzu (b.601 BCE)
8th Red Cross Day
12th May National Limerick Day
11th May 2020
Sleep

“Sleep is the unsung hero of mental health.”
Mark Rowland (Chief Executive of National Sleep Foundation)
10th - 16th Christian Aid Week
18th - 24th Mental Health Awareness Week
13th National Vegetarian Week
11th - 24th Foster Care Fortnight
18th May 2020
Juxtaposition

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…”
Charles Dickens (d.1870)
21st Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
25th May 2020
HALF TERM
1st June 2020
Environment

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
Native American Proverb
5th World Environment Day
1st-7th Child Safety Week
6th D-Day
8th June 2020
Zeitgeist

“Even a genius cannot completely resist his Zeitgeist, the spirit of his time.”
Viktor E. Frankl
8th World Oceans Day
14th World Blood Donors Day
15th June 2020
Genius

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration”
Thomas Edison (d.1931)
19th Fathers’ Day
20th World Refugee Day
21st Summer Solstice/International Day of Yoga/ World Humanist Day/World Music Day
22nd June 2020
Leadership

“Leadership is not a position or a title, it is an action and example.”
Donald McGammon (d.1984)
22nd- 26th School’s Diversity Week
22nd -28th National School Sport Week
26th National writing Day
30th Meteor Day
30th United Nations International Day of Friendship
29th June 2020
Authenticity

“It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are.”
E.E. Cummings (d.1962)
6th July 2020
Demography

“As we encounter each other, we see our diversity of background, race, ethnicity and beliefs.”
Dan Smith (b.1951)
11th World Population Day
12th Battle of Boyne (Northern Ireland)
13th July 2020
Fulfilment

“Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.”
Marcus Aurelius (d.180 CE)
15th World Youth Skills Day
17th International Justice Day
18th Nelson Mandela International Day
22nd National Marine Week
24th National Parks Week

Autumn Term 2020

Week BeginningKeyword and QuoteEvents
31st August 2020
Excellence

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Aristotle (d.323.B.C.E)
5th International Day of Charity
6th The Mayflower departs Plymouth for America
8th International Literacy Day
7th September 2020
Power

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
Alice Walker (b.1944)
15th International Day of Democracy
14th September 2020
Laughter

“Humour is mankind's greatest blessing.”
Mark Twain (d.1910)
18th – 20th Rosh Hashanah
21st September 2020
Auspicious

“Time unfolds beauty, wonder, and mystery to reveal the auspicious tapestry of life.”
A.D. Posey (d.1908)
21st International Day of Peace
22nd Autumn Equinox
26th European Day of Languages
27th World Tourism Day
27th – 8th Yom Kippur
28th September 2020
Ethics

“Action is the sole medium of expression for ethics.”
Jane Addams (d.1935)
1st World Vegetarian Day
2nd International Day of Non-Violence
5th World Teachers’ Day
6th World Habitat Day
5th October 2020
Mindset

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go, they determine where you start.”
Nibo Qubein (b.1948)
5th World Architecture Day / Nobel Prize announcements
10th World Mental Health Day
12th October 2020
Freedom

“Freedom is nothing but the chance to be better.”
Albert Camus (d.1960)
16th World Food Day
17th – 25th Navaratri
17th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
18th Anti-Slavery Day
19th October 2020
Economics

“All money is a matter of belief.”
Adam Smith (d.1790)
26th October 2020HALF-TERM
2nd November 2020
Conspiracy

“Remember, remember, the 5th of November The Gunpowder Treason and plot; I see of no reason why Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot.”
Traditional folk rhyme
5th Guy Fawkes Night
8th Remembrance Sunday
9th November 2020
Armistice

“My subject is war and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity.”
Wilfred Owen (d.1918)
11th Armistice
12st Guru Nanak Birthday
16th November 2020
Stoic

“He suffers more than necessary, who suffers before it is necessary.”
Seneca (d.65 C.E.)
16th International Day of Tolerance
19th World Philosophy Day
23rd November 2020
Preparation

“By failing to prepare, you prepare to fail.”
Benjamin franklin (d.1790)
29th First Sunday of Advent/Advent Sunday
30th December 2020
Diversity

“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”
Anne Frank (d.1945)
30th St Andrew’s Day
3rd International Disability Day
7th December 2020
Service

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Mahatma Gandhi (d.1948)
10th International Human Rights Day
10th Nobel prizes awarded
10th Hanukkah begins
14th December 2020
Gratitude

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”
Peg Bracken (d.2007)
18th International Migrants Day
21st Winter Solstice
24th Christmas Eve / 25th Christmas Day
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