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The Big Broxap #Cycle2School Giveaway

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At Broxap we understand that the best way to encourage cycling in the long-term is by promoting the benefits of cycling to the younger generation, so this is why we’re announcing our Cycle2School giveaway competition, and it’s OPEN NOW! 

How to enter

1. Visit the competition page

2. Read our terms and conditions before you enter 

3. Complete the entry form, with your name, e-mail and school name, submit and then you’re in!

4. Once you’ve entered, get sharing your school scooting and cycling adventures on social media, but remember to include #Cycle2School on all your tweets or posts

In it to win in! 

Research reveals 85% of teachers think the school environment affects learning and behaviour

- Dulux Smarter Spaces study shows two thirds lack funding to make basic improvements

- North-south divide shows lower funding satisfaction rate in the south

- Initiative champions powerful effect of colour and design in the school environment

A study into the state of the nation’s schools has revealed that an overwhelming majority of teachers and head teachers consider the school environment to affect pupils’ academic life. Nearly 40% said a neglected environment such as a classroom affected learning, with 28% claiming it can have a negative effect on behaviour and a fifth (20%) believing attendance is affected, according to the study, carried out to mark the launch of the Dulux Smarter Spaces 2017 initiative.

Pupils send Queen into space to win national coding competition

Pupils from Bury Catholic school

Two Manchester primary school pupils have won a national coding competition, after designing a computer game to send The Queen into space.

The Year 3 pupils from Bury Catholic Prep scooped joint first prize in the Discovery Education ISA Junior Coding Competition, which encouraged children to create a space themed app.

8-year-olds Imogen Linas and Zaynah Ghani took the top spot with their royal creation, which sees The Queen and her corgis land on the planet Mars. The talented pupils used Discovery Education’s Coding Service to design the game, and judges were impressed by their imagination and sense of humour. 

 

The Winners

Epic

We’re delighted to announce the winners of My EPIC Era 2017.  

In January 2017, 60 second histories launched a national history competition for schools in a bid to engage pupils in the joy of history.  By the time the competition closed on 31st March, we had received loads of super (and very creative) entries.  

Our judges had great fun pouring through all the drawings, models, writings, videos and songs etc. from schools across the country.  The standard once again has been pretty EPIC and it has been fantastic to see the creativity and enthusiasm of pupils demonstrating their fascination for history.

Pupils win TV tour for classmates in Roald Dahl centenary competition

Pupils

Pupils from two primary schools stepped into the exciting world of television at Discovery Channel on Friday after their classmates scooped first prize in a national Roald Dahl competition.

Alfie Richards, 9, from Irthlingborough Junior School in Wellingborough, and Raiya Mann, 7, from Glendower Prep School in London were the winners of Discovery Education’s Sweet Inventions Competition, which encouraged children to step into the shoes of Willy Wonka by inventing their own sweets. The competition was held to mark the centenary of author Roald Dahl’s birth, and attracted thousands of entries from across the UK. 

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