Are you a bright spark with a brilliant educational technology idea that could change the way we teach and learn in schools and drive up educational outcomes? If so Cool Initiatives wants to hear from you! Cool Initiatives, premier early stage investor in education and edtech, has just launched The Cool Initiatives Education Challenge 2019 .
Bloomsbury Education have provided QA Education with a books package worth over £80 to give away to one lucky winner – and there really is something for everyone in there! From early years to dyslexia-friendly stories and teacher well-being, we’re sure this package will be greatly appreciated by teachers and pupils alike.
The package consists of:
100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners: Observation, Assessment and Planning
by Marianne Sargent (£14.99)
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.
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
A school has won a £750 prize to build a garden worthy of growing food for the healthiest packed lunch in Essex. The Healthy Packed Lunch Plot Competition was open to all primary and special schools in Essex. It encouraged pupils to design a kitchen garden plot and create a recipe for a healthy packed lunch using its produce.
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.
Falcons School for Girls has hosted a series of innovative nutrition-focused activities, as part of an awareness programme living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
The Putney-based school launched the topical programme with a fun competition. Girls at the school really enjoyed designing a healthy three-course meal including a starter, a main meat dish and main vegetarian dish, before their culinary delights were put forward to a panel of judges.