YPO invites children to design official Christmas card

Christmas card

Ahead of Christmas, YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, has launched a nationwide search for a budding artist whose design will appear on its corporate Christmas card, which will be distributed to the company’s contacts, including customers, suppliers and partners.

YPO is calling on teachers and parents to encourage children to create imaginative and festive designs that it can imprint upon its corporate greeting to spread the holiday cheer. 

The competition is open to primary school children (aged 5-11) across the UK. 

Pupil’s one step closer to WINNING £5000 in Vikings Young Inventors’ competition

5 Pupils have been shortlisted in a national competition to win £5000 for their school to spend with Viking and a Cannon EOS 1200D package for themselves worth £346 (Inc VAT).

The competition, run by Viking the provider of everyday essentials to schools, encouraged pupils to utilise their imagination, and expand their vision of the potential advancements to their everyday stationery items in the classroom. Pupils had the choice of inventing a design for their classroom that was either fun, futuristic or eco-friendly.  

Teal's Kiddiwash clean hands competition winner revealed


TEAL Patents’ Kiddiwash Clean Hands competition, exclusive to nurseries across the UK, has announced its five winners with each set to receive a Kiddiwash Xtra - a portable, warm water, hand washing basin which requires no access to mains water or drainage.

Forest School at Garstang Nursery and Pre-school, Futurepath Childcare, M Lindsay Childcare, Roxwell Pre-school and Tweenies Pre-school were all named winners of the competition. Each nursery tasked their pupils with drawing their idea of a sparkling, clean hand for a chance to win the child-friendly handwashing unit for their nursery.

Creativity was key with each of the winning entries using coloured pens and pencils,paint, crayons, gems and glitter to creatively decorate their perfectly clean hands. 

Roald Dahl goes digital: Discovery Education launches new resources & pupil competition


Primary school pupils are being invited to take part in a Wonka-inspired competition, and use new digital resources, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl this week.

Discovery Education is challenging pupils to step into the shoes of Willy Wonka by designing their very own ‘frothbuggling’ sweet or chocolate, taking inspiration from the fantastical creations of the fictional chocolatier.

Stone Group Offers Primary Schools £2500 Worth of IT Support for Free

Stone Group Offers Primary Schools £2500 Worth of IT Support for Free


Stone Group, the provider of ICT solutions and services to education and the public sector, announced it will offer all primary schools in the UK a free 90-day trial of Stone Assist - its modular, flexible IT support solution. 

For 90 days, schools will get access to Stone’s “Essential” base package of remote and additional on-site support, receiving support from a UK-based technical helpdesk as well as a dedicated engineer on site for one day a week, valued at nearly £2500.

YPO announces partnership with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate in celebration of author’s 100th birthday

YPO, the UK’s largest publicly owned buying organisation, has joined hands with The Roald Dahl Literary Estate to sponsor the 100th birthday celebrations of the world’s No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl. 

Ahead of the ‘Roald Dahl 100’ birthday celebrations on 13th September 2016, YPO has announced a splendiferous opportunity for a teacher to win a trip for their students to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Buckinghamshire. 

Win a Survivor Summit phone case for the iPhone 6 - Competition now closed

Survivor Summit Family

Griffin Technology, creator of award-winning and thoughtfully designed mobile accessories, proudly announces the latest additions to their number one selling rugged case range: Survivor Summit and Survivor Journey. Designed and tested to meet military standards, both Summit and Journey offer ‘ready for anything’ protection for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

• Survivor’s new line up for iPhones -  ready for anything

• Tested to meet military standards

Win £100 Worth School Stationery Supplies - Competition Closed

Viking is offering the chance to win a £100 voucher to spend on supplies for your school, to give one school or college in the country a boost this term.

The Viking School Shop has all your every day school essentials with over 17,000 quality UK manufactured products. You'll enjoy fast, reliable delivery and supreme service on thousands of products; from pens and paper to office machines, printer cartridges, janitorial supplies, exercise books, furniture and more.

Prevent Duty Prize Draw 2016

To help schools and academies prepare for Prevent Duty, SSS Learning is giving five lucky education establishments the chance to win a free 12 month licence for its online CPD module.

The Prepare for Prevent module is designed to help nurseries and schools adequately prepare staff to identify and protect those vulnerable to radicalisation, extremism or being drawn into terrorism.

My Epic Era 2016 - History competition


60 second histories

My EPIC Era 2016 is a new History competition for schools and pupils throughout the UK, brought to you by 60 second histories.

For 20 years, Kevin Hicks has worked with teachers in schools across the UK to deliver history in a fun, fascinating and relevant way. Two years ago he launched 60 second histories, an online history resource for schools, providing National Curriculum History support at Key Stages 1-3. Here, teachers can deliver chunks of History with film – ideal for lesson openers and for introducing, supporting and recapping topics in the classroom.

Brainwaves Rewards

From now until March 17th Brainwaves Rewards are running a prize draw to win one of three PCs for every order of £40 or more.

The PC is a VeryPC Broadleaf Access (specifications below) which will be customised by one of Brainwaves’ designers to fit perfectly in your school.

Everything you need to get started is included. So you’ll get the keyboard, mouse and monitor and Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional National Academic edition. You’ll also get 5 years support from the guys at VeryPC and if your I.T. guys have a software image that they would like to use on their PCs, this can be applied to the PC before delivery to make life as easy as possible for you!