‘Wrap, Splat, Hat’ Sun Awareness Programme

The ‘Wrap, Splat, Hat sun awareness education programme for 5-11 year olds is back for 2017, just the thing for Sun Awareness Week from 8-14 May. It’s perfect for teaching your pupils about the effects of the sun and how they can protect themselves in the sun.

There are free teaching resources including an assembly or presentation, and printed Pupil Passports. Each of the passports has a competition entry form where children have a chance of winning a fabulous prize of up to £2000 towards the creation of a sun safe playground and also a sun safety goody bag. The activities are cross-curricular involving science, literacy and art. The resource is funded by Garnier Ambre Solaire in association with the British Skin Foundation.

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Teaching Packs Subscription Competition

If you’re a primary school teacher then we’re sure you won’t want to miss this brilliant competition to win one of ten annual subscriptions to Teaching Packs.

We’ve reviewed Teaching Packs before and the resources are first class. They’re both time-saving and inspirational, and will certainly enrich your classroom teaching. All you have to do to enter the prize draw is complete a survey. You have until 1 March 2017. Good luck with your entry.

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Great Lego WeDo2 Giveaway for Schools!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning a class set of the new WeDo 2.0 Classroom Solution from LEGO Education worth £1800 is to enter your school details on the Teachwire competition page. But hurry as you only have until 12 February to enter!

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The WeDo 2 core set comes with a programmable SmartHub, motor, two sensors and 280 building elements, plus software which includes one Get Started Project, delivering an introductory experience to the resource. It is designed to encourage Key Stage 2 pupils to get hands-on with science exploration by asking questions, analysing data and communicating their findings. The curriculum pack is linked to the National Curriculum providing opportunities for children to gather evidence, carry out investigations and design prototypes. There are also computing extension projects which mean that you’ll be delivering computing curriculum objectives too.

The software is available for both desktop and tablets and it provides an easy-to-use, icon-based programming environment that provides movement to pupils’ LEGO models.

All in all this is a fabulous prize!

Create a Magazine Competition

The National Literacy Trust, a UK based charity, have an exciting competition called ‘The Editor Challenge’ where Key Stage 2 pupils have the opportunity to create their own publication. The idea behind the competition is to promote reading for pleasure and writing for a purpose.

Pupils can choose whether to work on their own issue of Girl Talk or Mega magazine published by Immediate Media. There’s a bundle of support materials such as templates, instructions and images and great prizes to be won. Activities include a celebrity feature, a review, a quiz and storyboard and a front cover.

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We think kids will love these activities so why not register your school and give it a try?