Interesting and informative freebies to collect
Primary teachers can enter a free competition to win a Timber Trail worth pound;2,459 for their school by visiting the stand of playground equipment provider Playforce. Stand PE20PE22
RECRUIT A HOLIDAY
Holiday vouchers worth pound;300 will be given to five winners of the prize draw held by recruitment specialist Mark Education. The draw is open to existing teachers and support staff and those who sign with the agency during the show.
FANCY A MINIBUS?
SCEMES SHOP Directory is celebrating its fifth anniversary as the UK's leading suppliers' database of educational products and services, by giving away a 17-seat LDV minibus in a prize draw. Other prizes include PCs, a sophisticated electric computer workstation, interactive whiteboard and media pad, books, art equipment, digital projector and playground equipment. The total value of the prizes is around pound;35,000.
WIN AN I-DESK
i-desk Solutions, creator of the world's first integrated PC desk, is offering schools and colleges the chance to win a free i-desk worth pound;1,350, and is being made through SCEMES - the free online directory resource aimed at schools and colleges that are looking for education services and supplies.
PREPARE FOR TAKEOFF
Win a trip for your class to the National Space Centre's Challenger Learning Centre in Leicester, with runner-up prizes of pound;100 worth of science resources for your school. Winners will take part in a realistic simulated space mission to become astronauts, engineers and researchers looking at the maths, science and technology of a space mission. To enter, visit the stands of the British National Space Centre and the National Space Centre.
STAND B820 and Stand SJ12
Early-years specialist Formative Fun is giving away pound;1,000 of pre-school equipment, including toys, games and books that support pre-school and national curriculum targets. The firm also produces multi-sensory, hands-on products for children with sense learning difficulties. It is running a competition on its stand .
Network Educational Press is offering a year's free license for the website creation and hosting service Aardvark Wisdom. The prize is worth pound;299 and it will allow the winning school to create and manage a website without the need for sophisticated IT skills.
GET A LIFE
4Learning is offering a year's free subscription to its new LIFE STUFF website to the first five teachers who bring a copy of this story to its stand. The online resource aims to support the teaching of citizenship, PSHE and careers guidance to 14-19 year-olds. Subscription rates range from pound;150 to pound;300.
To celebrate the launch of Skill Builders, Identification Skills, Sherston, will be giving away a download of the software. Worth more than pound;130, the software is suitable for children aged three-13 years-old. It is designed to focus pupils' attention on the development of pictureword associations and the different attributes of given objects, fundamental in learning to identify and sort objects. For a free school-wide installation of the package's Windows version, visit www.sherstonskillbuilders.co.uk, enter 'Sherston' as username and 'TES' as password.
ARE YOU BEING SERVED?
JellyJames will be giving away a cutting edge electronic assessment software worth pound;74 to schools, ideal for preparing for the National Tests. Each assessment is marked, scored and an in-depth report of the class attainments and strand analysis is undertaken.
STAND SW 38
Pick up a free book from the Rising Stars stand daily between 3pm and 4pm.
There are no catches - just lots of great books for you to take away to your school. Take your pick from the range of Achieve Revision and Practice Question books, the Excellence in Scientific Enquiry and Excellence in Word Problems series, plus much, much more.
The Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) awards vocational qualifications in swimming instruction, lifesaving, life-guarding and first aid. This year visitors to the stand will be able to take part in a prize-draw to win STA Teacher Resource Packs, worth more than pound;50.
CAN YOU BEAR IT?
The first 10 schools to visit the Leaver Bear stand will receive a free sample of the 2004 Leaver Bear. For all orders taken at the show, the company will supply one free Leaver Bear or Cheerio Chimp for every 10 ordered.
Progress Manager from Chelmer Educational Services combines curriculum provision, lesson planning, targeting and monitoring in one easy package.
They are giving away a complete package to every hundredth person who visits its stand and joins its mailing list.