Competitions

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

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‘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

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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. 

YPO invites children to design official Christmas card

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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

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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

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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

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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.