Competitions

50% less sugar - hot chocolate drinks

50% less sugar - hot chocolate drinks

DELICIOUS Hot Chocolate – with 50% Less Sugar –  with hot chocolate being the most popular hot drink between 11 to 18 year olds, and with ever increasing levels of obesity in our society – the compact table top hot chocolate dispensers have been designed especially for schools to offer a 50% less sugar hot chocolate drink. There are two models available – just hot chocolate on its own, or with fat free skimmed milk for added Choco-latte, this offers a healthier option than all the leading brands of hot chocolate.

Kids to go bananas over their lunchbox

Freddy Fyffes, the cartoon character

24,000 primary schools across the UK are being invited to ask their pupils: ‘How does a banana get to your lunchbox?’

The question forms part of an educational campaign run by the charity Seafarers UK in partnership with Fyffes. It will encourage children to think about the maritime world and how 95% of UK imports come by sea, including their favourite fruit, with the UK eating more than five billion bananas every year.

Freddy Fyffes, the cartoon character, stars in a free fun activity sheet aimed at five to sevenyear olds, for use in the classroom or at home. Freddy travels from a banana farm, across the sea, to Fyffes’ ripening and distribution centres, then on to greengrocers and supermarket shelves.

Recycle-Trux are delivering the Prizes

Recycle-Trux

2016 saw the futuristic Recycle.Bots roll in to Schools throughout the county, and following on from the fantastic feedback that was received, Waste Management experts Mick George Ltd, has now expanded the animation themed initiative to incorporate Recycle-Trux.

As part of its drive to educate children on recycling, the local business with the help of its ingenious Recycle-Trux automobiles, are giving school children in Cambridgeshire the chance to win £1,000 for their school or the opportunity to earn themselves an Ipad mini. 

Ready, Steady, Sow & Grow

innocent drinks to reach ¼ UK primary schools with food education campaign

Innocent drinks and not-for-profit organisation Grow It Yourself have teamed up with parenting blogger and chef, Emily Leary for this year’s Sow & Grow campaign. Setting out to get ¼ of all UK primary school kids out in the fresh air, the campaign encourages kids to stick their hands in some dirt, and have some fun growing their own veg.  

David Gandy launches school reading campaign

David Gandy with pupil

Supermodel and entrepreneur David Gandy is launching one of the country’s biggest school reading competitions in a bid to help improve children’s literacy levels across the country.

Ten Million Minutes, run by education charity Achievement for All, aims to get children reading at every primary school in England during the challenge which takes place over one week; 9th – 15th March 2017.

David Gandy is encouraging schools to take part in the competition, which challenges their pupils to read for as many minutes as they can in one week. The school which reads for the highest number of minutes by the end of the week has the chance to win a brand new library or reading area for their school worth £10,000 courtesy of Peters.

Visionary educator develops pastoral care evidence and improvement tool

Bag your school a complimentary 14-day trial of Pastoral Auditor during February!

 

The brain child of a visionary deputy headteacher from Telford, Pastoral Auditor is the industry’s first secure online pastoral effectiveness tool for secondary schools & academies.

Developed by safeguarding specialist SSS Learning, Pastoral Auditor enables educators to deliver detailed evidence of different year and gender groups’ knowledge and understanding in PSHE, Citizenship, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development and Personal Development and Welfare to improve strategy planning. 

My EPIC era 2017

EPIC era

A History-based competition for UK schools and pupils, brought to you by 60 second histories. Entries will be judged by educationalists:

Alison Peacock – @AlisonMPeacock
Executive Head of the Wroxham Teaching School & Educational Research Centre. Coauthor of Learning without Limits and from January 2017, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching.

Kevin Hicks – @HistorySquad
Creator of the History Squad and author of 60 second histories, Kevin delivers history in a fun, fascinating and relevant way.

Matthew Howorth – @HoworthM
Author of Teaching Primary History and Head of History at Twickenham Prep Matthew still finds time to edit the SATIPS broadsheet. 

Ennis-Hill and Whitehead launch mascot design competition live on blue peter

Mascot

• Olympic champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and double Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead MBE are ambassadors and part of the judging panel for entries

• Competition will select two mascots – one for the World Para Athletics Championships and one for the IAAF World Championships London 2017

• Applications close on Friday 10 February with the winner to be announced live on Blue Peter on Thursday 20 April 2017

• For more information about how to enter, visitlondon2017athletics.com/mascots

 

Minted Box calls for teachers to submit classroom ideas

• Minted Box, the creators of classroom seating plan, MINTclass, is asking teachers to share their challenges, frustrations and ideas for effective school practice 

• Teachers and school staff are able to submit their ideas before, during and after Bett 2017 to be in with a chance of having their concept built by Minted Box

• Schools that have their ideas created can also benefit from earning additional revenue through offering the resource to other schools who could make use of it

 

Pupils invent new wonka-inspired sweets to win Roald Dahl centenary competition

Two primary school pupils have invented their own Wonka-inspired sweets to win a national competition marking the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth.

Alfie Richards, 8, from Irthlingborough in Northants, and Raiya Mann, 7, from London scooped the top prizes in Discovery Education’s Sweet Inventions Competition, which encouraged children to step into the shoes of the fictional chocolatier and win the chance to see their designs displayed at the Roald Dahl Museum.

Alfie impressed judges with ‘Magi-Choc’, a colour-changing, shape-shifting chocolate bar designed to trick teachers and parents. Alfie, who attends Irthlingborough Junior School in Wellingborough, took first prize in the KS2 category.

BBC Learning have launched a brand new competition

Blue Peter’s Barney, Radzi and Lindsey

 

‘Stars of comedy and film support search for best young comedy writer.’ Richard Curtis, Sir Lenny Henry, Miranda Hart, Sara Pascoe, and David Walliams give their backing to a new BBC competition for children aged 6 to 12. 

BBC Learning today launched a brand new competition in association with Comic Relief, Blue Peter and the National Literacy Trust to encourage children to have a giggle in the classroom and to get involved with Red Nose Day 2017.

Winners of BBC comedy writing competition announced

 writing competition winner

Winners from Liverpool, Teddington and Hounslow have won the BBC’s Comedy Classroom Competition

 

The winners of the BBC’s Comedy Classroom writing competition launched in partnership with the National Literacy Trust were announced today [Thursday, November 10th].

Open to 13-15-year-olds students across the UK, the competition – a collaboration between BBC Learning, BBC Comedy and the National Literacy Trust - called on secondary school students to become classroom jokers and was given backing by some of the UK’s top comedy talent, including Charlie Higson, Kerry Howard, Marcus Brigstocke and David Walliams.

There were three categories to enter:

Gratnells announce Science Technician of the Year Award 2016/2017

Last years winner - Science Technician of the Year Award

Gratnells, manufacturers and marketers of Britain’s best known and most widely used range of storage systems and trays in schools, is encouraging Science Technicians worldwide to enter its prestigious Science Technician of the Year awards 2016/2017. 
 
Sponsored by Gratnells and supported by a host of well-known Science equipment suppliers including Phillip Harris, Timstar and SciChem, the Science Technician of the Year awards 2016/2017 are designed to give these specialists the recognition they deserve, with prizes worth over £2,000. 
 

Young Inventors’ Competition - Schoolgirl from Oldbury, West Midlands wins her school £5000

 

A 10-year-old girl from Oldbury has won her school a substantial amount of £5000 to spend with Viking after impressing a judging panel with an invention for the classroom.

Shajeevana Pratheevan from St James CE Primary School, Oldbury, won the Viking Young Inventors’ Competition, beating hundreds of entries from primary schools across the UK.

Judges from Viking, provider of everyday essentials to schools, and competition partner, Eastpoint, were impressed by Shajeevana’s design and it was clear she evaluated her environment and the challenges pupils do face in school.