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Friday magazine has teamed up with BT Education to give schools the chance to win one of the full-size greenhouses that will be used on the company's stand at next week's BETT Show.

BT Education will be using the greenhouses to highlight the importance of nurturing young minds. Enter our free draw and you could use one to nurture green fingers in your school.

To enter the competition, send your name, school address and a contact number to: Greenhouse Competition, TES Friday, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX. Email entries can also be sent to: The closing date for the competition is Friday, January 12, 2001.

If you visit the BT Education stand at D40 in the grand hall you will also be able to enter a prize draw to win one of five other greenhouses being given away (BT will pay up to pound;100 per greenhouse for transport).

BT Education is one of more than 400 exhibitors at this year's BETT Show - the largest and most eminent educational technology event in the UK. New features for this year include Learning Futures, an area highlighting some of the latest technological advances in cybernetics, robotics and virtual technologies, and the Future Skills area, which will be showcasing ways t improve engineering skills. Regulars include the Special Needs Village, the expanded further and higher education sector, and a distance learning area.

BETT runs from January 10-13 at Olympia, London. Call the ticket hotline on 0870 751 1451 to pre-register for the event, or visit the website at

See this week's issue of Online for the extensive BETT preview.

The charity Worldwide Volunteering for Young People has produced a timely CD-Rom to mark the UN's International Year of the Volunteer. The CD-Rom database holds information on 800 organisations offering volunteering opportunities in 214 countries.

The international volunteering database is aimed at 16 to 25-year-olds and features background information on projects including fees, duration, application procedures and insurance requirements.

Users answer questions covering country preferences and activity choices so they can be matched with their ideal project.

Subscription costs pound;95 a year. This includes the CD- Rom, technical support and a six-month update.

For further details, visit the website at or send an email to

Yolanda Brooks

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