UN International Day of Education on January 24th provides the focus of a letter to the Secretary of State for Education from a group of 44 educators,who believe that the humanities should have a stronger place in primary education. Many wrote on behalf of significant organizations in primary education or particular subject areas, others in a personal capacity, but collectively they represent a very powerful voice both for the humanities and for the role of primary education in enabling young children to face the significant challenges they will face in the 21st century. The text of the letter is here with list of signatories here. Copies were also sent to the press and media and to the spokespersons for education in the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties. We will update this website on the responses received and our future plans to persuade politicans about the importance of the humanities in primary education as an essential part of a balanced and broadly-based curriculm..