June 2013

Date Event
All Month

Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month

June 2013 sees the sixth year of this national annual event.


The aims of GRTHM are:

To explain the history and culture of the communities,
To challenge myths and break down barriers,
To celebrate the richness that these communities bring to our everyday lives.

Jun 1 International Children's Day
June 4th

Woolsack races, Tetbury. One of many ancient Gloucestershire customs.

Find out more about Gloucestershire traditions!

Jun 4 International Day of Innocent Children Victims
Jun 5

World Environment Day

Jun 6 - 12

Appleby Horse Fair (Gypsy/Romani/Traveller)

The biggest of the horse fairs in the UK.

See some pictures from the fair.

Visit the website.

Jun 12

Anne Frank Day

June 12th was Anne Frank's Birthday. To mark the day, assemblies for primary and secondary can be downloaded from the website. And, everyone is encouraged to sign the Anne Frank Declaration.

Download the Anne Frank Declaration

Jun 16 Guru Arjan Dev:Martyrdom (Sikh)
Jun 12 Dragon Boat Festival (Chinese)
June 17 - 23

Refugee Week

Different Pasts, Shared Future

'Refugee Week' is an annual National event that celebrates the positive contribution that refugees make to the UK, and promotes understanding about the reasons why people seek sanctuary.

Visit the website for useful teaching resources.

Jun 20

World Refugee Day: Keeping the Flame of Hope Alive

On World Refugee Day ... Remember the millions of refugees trying to pick up the pieces of once-peaceful lives. As different as they are from each other, one thing connects them all: hope for a better future and a chance to restore lasting peace to their lives.

Help us keep that flame of hope alive!

Visit the UNHCR website

Jun 26 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
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