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An insight is given into the range and diversity of opportunities available within the company and case studies based on employees in Whitbread demonstrate the possibilities of career progression. Posters and business information are also included. The pack is free to schools, colleges anduniversities.Contact Tony Allen, National Education Manager, Whitbread House, Park Street West, Luton, Beds. LU1 3BG. Tel: 01582 396018.
* Self Cure Textile Ink is a range of industrial quality inks for textileprinting that, as the name suggests, will self cure. This means that once the inks have thoroughly dried, after approximately seven days, they are wash resistant. The inks can be iron fixed once they are touch dry (within 30 minutes) which improves their wash and dry clean resistance. They will work with most water resistant stencil materials and are suitablefor use on cottons and 50 cotton50 polyester blends. Available in 1kg tubs for pound;12.95. Specialist Crafts Ltd., PO Box 247, Leicester LE1 9QS. Tel: 0116 251 0405.
* NEA, the national energy action charity, is hosting a series of shortseminars from its stand at the Education Show. The charity's education officer will suggest ideas for creating exciting and imaginative lesson plans and demonstrate how the teaching of energy efficiency can be integrated into many areas of the national curriculum. The seminars are the product of a partnership with PowerGen and are aimed at encouraging youngsters to take a positive and responsible attitude towards energy use in the new millennium. NEA, St. Andrew's House, 90-92 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6SG. Tel: 0191 261 5677.
* The Magic Penny Magnet Kit is an activity set designed to inspire children to learn more about science. It comprises two strong magnets encased in stainless steel, 17 newly-minted coins and a 56-page illustrated book with ideas for investigations. Practical activities include spinning coins at 1,000 rpmi and learning how to build rim-standing sculptures. Suitable for 8+.Proceeds from sales are sent to the children's cancer ward at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London. Costs pound;17.99. A special introductory price will be offered at the show. Dowling Magnets Europe, Lee Valley Technopark, Ashley Road, London N17 9LN. Tel: 0181 880 4135.