The Farmvention competition – which aims to get primary school children designing and creating their own food and farming products – has been launched by the National Farmers' Union (NFU).

The launch comes ahead of the next school year to give teachers time to plan for the competition and applications will be open from 6 September.

The competition, which provides a choice of three problem-based challenges, will focus on engaging children with STEM topics as well as getting them thinking about the everyday challenges farmers in Britain face.

Win a copy of Dr Nat Tanoh's powerful book The Day of the Orphan (£10.99, Acorn Press) in our competition. The text is a fictional novel based on the experiences of Dr Tanoh and his friends, family and colleagues during Ghana's opposition to dictatorship. Ideal for young adults studying African history or politics, and for those with an interest in social struggle, The Day of the Orphan is a novel which will open the reader's eyes to life in Africa in times of political instability.

Bringing the topic of sustainability and environmental protection to children’s attention is of paramount importance but doing so in a practical, fun and engaging way can be challenging. Procter and Gamble, Tesco and TerraCycle have come up with an interesting solution though, in the form of the 2018 Win a Playground for a School contest.

We have a package of three Crown House Publishing titles to give away to one lucky reader, which promise to help school leaders navigate their way through the profession more successfully. The titles are:

There Is Another Way

The Second Big Book Of Independent Thinking (priced £16.99)

Ian Gilbert’s There is Another Way: The second big book of independent thinking shares inspirational ideas from a number of contributors intended to inspire educators to do what they know is right – regardless of the pressures from above. 

Jessica Kingsley Publishers have very kindly provided QA Education magazine with a collection of four fabulous new EYFS titles, which we are giving away to one lucky reader! The collection covers food, school readiness, empathy, wellbeing and PSED. The books are:

 

Helping Children Develop a Positive Relationship with Food

A Practical Guide for Early Years Professionals

Jo Cormack

Bloomsbury Education have very kindly provided QA Education magazine with a collection of four fabulous new titles, which we are giving away to one lucky reader!

The collection spans a primary school’s needs are aimed at heads as well as trainees, NQTs and experienced teachers. The titles cover the following in-depth: planning interventions, differentiation and CPD on both independent learning and technology in the classroom. 

The four titles in the collection are: 

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Interventions, by Stephen Lockyer (£14.99)

Following last year’s EPIC success, My EPIC Era 2018 once again launches its competition for schools and pupils throughout the UK.

 

Brought to you by 60 second histories My EPIC Era aims to encourage pupils interest in history.

60 second histories 

60 second histories are an online history film resource for schools.  60 second histories are all about delivering EPIC history in a simple and engaging format, their fantastic range of 60 second films are available online for teachers and students to view both in the classroom and at home.

Hurry there is only two weeks left to enter Jet2holidays Ultimate School Trip competition which will give these conscientious children the educational trip of a lifetime

Research published today by Jet2holidays has revealed why we love school – and the differences between children and their parents show they’re a class apart! 

Help your class achieve maths mastery and win a share of £50,000 

 

Primary schools across the UK are invited to enter the Matific UK Games

 

Schools are switching to Matific for a step by step problem solving approach to maths mastery. The UK Matific Games competition is the perfect approach to maths mastery; students are encouraged through practical play, exploration and discussion.

Sofa giant launches nationwide search for young designer

To celebrate the natural creativity of youngsters, ScS, one of the UK’s leading furniture and flooring specialists has teamed up with Ashley Manor, a UK award-winning upholstery expert, to launch a nationwide design competition called ‘My Sofa is’.