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The Education Show

to control robot arms and play games. There were a number of exciting school trip

destinations exhibiting at the show including Alton Towers, who were promoting the new CBeebies Land, featuring rides, immersive play areas, live experiences, character appearances and a fun and safe environment for classes to play and learn. Also exhibiting was The National SEA LIFE Centre, Birmingham. Dedicated to inspiring and educating children, it offers a host of exciting and informative programmes specifically tailored to support their learning and development. The centre is the perfect place for pupils of all ages to explore, learn and discover more about the underwater world and allows children to see, hear and even touch some of its fascinating marine creatures! There were also a number of charitable

teachers expert advice on how to plan and carry out investigations and enquiries across all science programmes of study.

This year’s Education Show saw the return of stationery ergonomic specialists, STABILO. STABILO offers a wide range of ergonomic products designed to help improve children’s handwriting from the moment they pick up a pencil and start to draw. At the show, the unique STABILO Woody 3 in 1 colouring pencil was unveiled that is ideal for first steps in colouring and progression. This product is the latest addition to STABILO’s portfolio, which includes the popular EASYstart range of pens and pencils. Playtime by Fawns, the country’s oldest play

equipment supplier and installer specialising in the Education Sector occupied a large stand at the show with a range of products on display. The team unveiled a useful, free guide to improving outdoor provision within school and nursery settings, which was published in conjunction with Headteacher Update, the leading publication for Headteachers. Playtime by Fawns also led a session in the ‘How Do I…’ theatre titled the “How do I… improve my play provision to meet the individual needs of my setting?” which took place at 11.30am on Friday 20th March. Also unveiled at the show were Plastic Tokens’

range of products. The company has developed a range of tokens, which are widely used as extremely effective visual resources to monitor good behaviour. These sets allow teachers and guardians to positively reward children in an interactive and engaging way so that children can see how well they perform individually or as a team in relation to the school. Val Sabin Publications were one of many

publishing companies showcasing exciting new resources. New to Val Sabin is Typhoon Haiyan, a complete dance performance piece for Reception, Key Stage 1 and KS2 with accompanying music and backing tracks for budding song composers to upload to the interactive web site. Teachers can also now buy individual year group manuals suitable for early years through to key stage four. ProQual, an awarding body for cyber-security

launched a new initiative called “BuZZin”. The project aims to introduce children to the world of social media, having been prepared within a

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legitimate and closely supervised environment, making the experience safer than any current outlet. Educational publishing company, Rising Stars,

showcased a number of new resources including the new Assessment Optional Tests, which provide an alternative to the old QCA Optional Tests. They support schools in assessing their pupils' knowledge, understanding and application of the new Programmes of Study for English and mathematics across Years 3, 4 and 5. Rising Stars also recently launched MeeMo, a working memory programme for Key Stage 2 developed by Dr Richard Skelton from The University of Manchester. His independent research combined with Rising Stars trialling has repeatedly demonstrated significant impact on improving the children’s working memory and in turn children’s ability to learn. Supporting schools in meeting the

requirements of the new National Curriculum for computer programming, FUZE Technologies is well known for the FUZE T2, a programmable computer and electronics workstation powered by the Raspberry Pi (B+) which brings computing and electronics together in one fun and engaging package. FUZE Technologies were running demonstrations at the Education Show on how the FUZE interacts wirelessly with android tablets

organisations among the line-up of exhibitors, including Bullies Out, an award winning anti- bullying charity; the oral health charity, British Dental Health Foundation; Blue Cross, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Save the Children and PDSA, the UK’s leading veterinary charity. A visit to the PrimarySite stand was worthwhile

to speak to the experts at the UK’s leading website provider for primary schools and to also pick up a copy of its handy ‘Pocket Guide’. The guide details all the essential information primary schools need to ensure they have an impressive and effective website that also complies with the Department for Education’s (DfE) and Ofsted’s new requirements. The PrimarySite Pocket Guide was also given out free to all teachers who attended the show! All of the key education associations were in

attendance at the show, including Naace, the leading body for ICT in education, who were based in the new Subject Associations Advice Hub. Also on hand to help exhibitors plan their route around the show, the British Educational Supplier’s Association (BESA) were located at the BESA Show Information Point. For all of your SEN needs, nasen once again hosted the SEN Information Point, providing visitors with a valuable insight into policy changes and the statutory requirements of the new SEND Code of Practice.

uThe Education Show 2016 will take place from 17-19 March at the NEC Birmingham. For more information, please visit:

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