A powerful challenge which empowers secondary school students to tackle hate within their communities is being launched across the UK this week.
The annual Stronger Than Hate Challenge encourages students aged 13-18 to use their creativity to show how testimony can bring communities closer together. Entries can take the form of a video, poem, song, blog or piece of art and a first prize of £5000 plus iPads is on offer. Full rules and submission details are available here.
In these extraordinary times, it has been more important than ever that we pay attention to our wellbeing. Following Lockdown restrictions, we have seen a huge impact on both ourstudents and teacher’s mental health and looking at different initiatives and ways to reach out and offer support to both students and staff has been made a priority.
Navigating your way through teaching is no easy feat – whether it’s behaviour management, effective leadership or engaging with parents, a teaching role is wide and varied and must be carried out effectively.
To help primary teachers improve their practice, we have a package of CPD books worth over £90 to give away thanks to publishers Bloomsbury, Crown House Publishing and Featherstone.
This useful and informative book package for primary teachers includes:
How to be an Outstanding Primary Middle Leader, by Zoë Paramour (Bloomsbury, £18.34)
Now fully launched in the UK, Quizlet (www.quizlet.com) is one of the world’s leading user-generated learning platforms and apps (and the market leader in the US): and now you can win a free subscription!
It's the best-selling book series of all time, yep, we're talking about Harry Potter!
As we all know, the Harry Potter book series has touched the souls of many and taught some essential life lessons (which are sometimes easier to learn in fantasy books than in non-fiction).
Now Lex-GO are giving away a Harry Potter-themed game for children to use in school!
The new phonics-based app, designed to teach children to read through play
With September now upon us, both parents and teachers alike are on the lookout for new and innovative learning tools. Once which has recently caught our eye, and is designed to help children learn to read in a fun and engaging way, is Norwegian app, Poio. As such, QA Education is giving away an access code (worth £18.99) and the accompanying physical storybook to one lucky winner!
It's around this time of year that we are thinking of sending our loved ones off to college and uni - and what better product to provide
than the Silentnight Complete Bedset?
The handy packed set contains all you need for a cosy night's sleep in a new bed - The range includes one pillow and a single 10.5 tog duvet, or two pillows and a double, king or even king size 10.5 tog duvet. With prices starting from just £20 from Asda, it's the perfect bedroom
BIC LAUNCHES NEW GEL-OCITY® QUICK DRY PEN IN THE GELS AND ROLLERS MARKET
Major new product development set to reinvigorate the category sales
Leading stationery manufacturer BIC has announced the launch of an ultra-fast drying gel pen in the stationery category. The BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry range is expected to drive retailers’ sales and reinvigorate growth in the second largest writing instruments category.
QA Education has two I'm Going To Big School Starter Kits from My Busy Bots to give away – two lucky readers will receive one each. I'm Going To Big School Starter Kits are a selection of flashcards with questions such as: "What do you do in your day?" and "Can you think of any words that rhyme with these pictures?" – great to spark conversations about a range of subjects and help develop language and communication skills in time for primary school.
Even though anxiety is the most common mental disorder in children, often they keep the source of the problem to themselves and continue to worry. How To Keep Safe…is a book for 4-9- year olds and their teachers/parents to share. Written by teacher, blogger, and parenting expert Jo FitzGerald, it’s a gentle, illustrated rhyming story of a boy (Cal), a dog (Pal) and his family. Together, they talk about what to do in case of getting lost, being in a home fire, or getting caught up in a dangerous event.
A book created to actually show young school children the bacteria which lurks on their hands is helping to visually reinforce the important hygiene message of handwashing.
The book, A Germ’s Journey, is the brainchild of microbiologist Dr Katie Laird and education expert Dr Sarah Younie of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU). As parents themselves they knew the importanceof handwashing in preventing disease and communicating it at a young age.
Successful Difficult Conversations in School: Improve your team's performance, behaviour and attitude with kindness and success
by Sonia Gill (£14.00, John Catt Educational Ltd)
Most heads have been there – when it comes to discussing those difficult issues with staff, parents and pupils you sometimes wish someone could have the conversation for you.
Luckily, QA Education has five copies of this useful how-to book to give away.
We've teamed up with storage and accessory providers Plastic Box Shop to offer one lucky reader the chance to turn their chaotic classroom into an organisational haven with these smart storage solutions. All the containers in this prize are made from durable plastic and brightly coloured, making them the perfect storage solution for any classroom that needs streamlining.
The Age of Revolution national educational project has teamed up with historian, broadcaster and author Dan Snow to launch an animation competition for primary and secondary schools.
Open to entries until February 14th 2020, the Age of Revolution invites schools to submit a short animation using the title ‘What Does Revolution Mean to Me?’
Thanks to publishers Featherstone, Bloomsbury and Button Books, we have five brand new classroom books to give away which will make a great addition to any primary school.
The classroom books cover everything from PSHCE to gardening and span age ranges from Early Years to KS2. They are all brand new titles in the bookshops and have a combined value of over £65.
The classroom books we have to give away to one lucky winner are:
Winter of the Wolves, by Tony Bradman (£5.99, Bloomsbury)