Competitions

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 importance of 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)

Learning Resources is the number one manufacturer of educational toys in the UK toy market.

Founded in 1994, Learning Resources UK provide high-quality educational toys and games to schools and homes.

The range supports both academic learning and learning through discovery, play, and exploration.

Their mission, to help kids love to learn.

We've teamed up with Learning Resources® to give away a fantastic bundle of education toys especially for you and your classroom!

Here at In The Book, we like to consider ourselves book specialists. To encourage little ones to become keen readers, we are giving three lucky kids to the chance of having their own personalised book! We believe that one story is enough to change a child's view of the world. From favourite stories read in childhood or a classic fiction tale, the memorable adventures last a lifetime.

But, with a personalised twist, we write your child into the story.

Bloomsbury Books is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney, and New Delhi. Its four divisions include Bloomsbury Academic and Professional, Bloomsbury Content Services, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing, and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. They are now hosting a competition for teachers to win:

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: History - £13.49

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 .

Kingsley Napley LLP is delighted to announce the launch of The Legal Apprentice, a nationwide competition in conjunction with The Times, which invites Year 12 pupils from all 4,168 secondary schools across the UK to compete to win a place as a solicitor apprentice at the London-based law firm.    

The brainchild of Stephen Parkinson, Kingsley Napley’s newly-appointed Senior Partner, The Legal Apprentice embodies Stephen’s and the firm’s desire to expand legal career opportunities to students from non-traditional backgrounds who are underrepresented in the profession.   

World history author Christopher Lloyd's new campaign Absolutely Everything! aims to connect knowledge back together.

The real world is more amazing than anything you can make up! That's the message from children's best-selling non-fiction author Christopher Lloyd as he launches a major new initiative to raise awareness amongst educators, parents and students in the importance of an interconnected, cross-curricular approach to knowledge and education.

Redway Networks' popular “Win Big” wireless competition is back for 2018 and is bigger and better than ever! They have teamed up with Aerohive to bring you their new 802.11ax wireless technology for your education institution. This fantastic 802.11ax wireless solution is worth over £20,000! And will ensure that you are one of the first institutions with this solution, providing the very best in connectivity and mobility for your students.

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.

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.