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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.
Bringing the topic of sustainability and environmental protection to children’s attention is of paramount importance but doing so in a practical, fun and engaging way can be challenging. Procter and Gamble, Tesco and TerraCycle have come up with an interesting solution though, in the form of the 2018 Win a Playground for a School contest.
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:
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:
A Practical Guide for Early Years Professionals
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)
Hurry there is only two weeks left to enter Jet2holidays Ultimate School Trip competition which will give these conscientious children the educational trip of a lifetime
Research published today by Jet2holidays has revealed why we love school – and the differences between children and their parents show they’re a class apart!
Help your class achieve maths mastery and win a share of £50,000
Primary schools across the UK are invited to enter the Matific UK Games
Schools are switching to Matific for a step by step problem solving approach to maths mastery. The UK Matific Games competition is the perfect approach to maths mastery; students are encouraged through practical play, exploration and discussion.
Sofa giant launches nationwide search for young designer
To celebrate the natural creativity of youngsters, ScS, one of the UK’s leading furniture and flooring specialists has teamed up with Ashley Manor, a UK award-winning upholstery expert, to launch a nationwide design competition called ‘My Sofa is’.
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.
“Message from the future” – Good Energy calls on pupils to imagine their future and the impact of climate change on it
How is global warming going to change the world over the next 30 years?
That’s the question that Good Energy - https://www.goodenergy.co.uk/ - one of the leading renewable energy providers - is asking the UK’s school children to answer in an exciting nationwide competition, titled ‘A Message from the Future’.
The challenge is simple.
*£45,000 of educational prizes available for winning schools*
Shell today called for schools across Great Britain to enter The Bright Ideas Challenge, its national schools’ science competition, now in its third year. The competition invites students aged 11-14 to use their STEM skills and creativity to develop innovative solutions that could power our future cities. The prize for the best “bright idea” is £5,000 to super-size the winning school’s STEM teaching.
Modern day Australian fairytale lands in UK
As teachers across the UK prepare to start a new academic year, a modern-day fairytale from a land far away is ready and waiting to take your students on an exciting adventure they will treasure for years to come.
The protagonist is a clumsy young inventor on a quest for true love, and the challenges he must face to find it. But it is also a tale of bravery, absurdity and happiness, and the power of these qualities over negativity and sheer grumpiness.
The ten winners of the Let Teachers SHINE competition, run by education charity SHINE (Support and Help in Education), were announced at the Capita SIMS Annual Conference held in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
The competition, supported by Capita SIMS, is now in its sixth year and offers teachers across the country the chance to win a grant of up to £15,000 for their innovative idea to raise the achievement of disadvantaged children in maths, English or science.
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