Calendar Dates in Focus: June to July 2023

24 Jun 2023

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IFA 22 TOTY nominee Ashley Williams with his class at Newton Longville
IFA 22 TOTY nominee Ashley Williams with his class at Newton Longville

Looking for thematic days to link to your lessons? Our Calendar Dates round-ups highlight the most significant days on the horizon, and provide useful links and resources to help you explore them using film in your classroom.

Below, we've covered the main dates for the rest of July, with the significant dates we covered in June featured below that. As always, the information and links below are an easy, at-a-glance way of knowing what's coming up, but we'll be exploring many in more detail as the dates approach.


  • Transition Month - This event is designed to support young people as they transition from one phase of education to another, be it moving from primary to secondary school, or sixth form to university. For those moving from primary to secondary, our Back to School: Transition Assembly may prove invaluable.
  • Plastic-free July - Short film The Story of Plastic is available to stream with Into Film+ and provides an overview of the modern plastics industry and how it is affecting the planet.


  • Pride Month - Check out our dedicated LGBTQ+ page, which collects our most relevant films, resources and articles to help you explore Pride Month, which this year has the especially apt theme of 'Behind of the Lens', aiming to celebrate LGBTQ+ peoples' contribution to cinema and film.
  • Refugee Week (19 - 25 June) - This year's theme is 'Compassion'. New short film Home is a collaboration between Save the Children and Aardman, and makes a perfect entry point into discussions of refugees with young people. Watch Home and read an interview about its creation.
  • Learning Disability Week (19 - 25 June) - Organised by charity Mencap, this year's event is  This year is all about busting myths about living life with a learning disability. Our dedicated SEND/ASN/ALN page offers resources, films and articles, including film guides around Home and A Monster Calls created specifically for SEND pupils.
  • Windrush Day (22 June) - This year marks 75 years since the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush - the ship that gave its name to a generation of Caribbean immigrants in the UK. Our Windrush article pays tribute to this and provides links to useful materials, including those from the Black Cultural Archives and The Black Curriculum.
  • School Diversity Week (26 - 30 June) - Organised by LGBT+ charity Just Like Us, this is a UK-wide celebration of LGBT+ equality in education. The Just Like Us website features a number of resources and ways of getting involved.

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