Archive for May, 2008

ArtisanCam Competition

16 May 2008

Take part in this fantastic new competition and you could see your work displayed at the world famous Kew Gardens in London.

In 1936 artist Edward Bawden designed a new poster to encourage people to visit Kew Gardens using London transport. Now ArtisanCam wants you to investigate Bawden’s brilliant use of linocut, before producing your own design for a new poster using the same lino printing processes that he used.

Learners can submit their designs simply by clicking on the ’send to competition’ button. The winner will receive an iPod nano and the winning entry will be displayed at Kew Gardens and seen by hundreds of thousands of visitors.”

The competition is open to everyone of school age across the UK and you can enter as many times as you like. The competition closes on 18th July 2008, so get printing! Visit the web site now to get started:


Modelling and Simulations

13 May 2008

Two new simulation websites have been added to the page of links to modelling activities.

The Parachute Game allows you to design your parachute before going sky diving. Or, if that isn’t daring enough, then choose your horse, select your armour, and ride into combat in the Tudor Joust. Have fun!


Hector’s World

8 May 2008

Hector’s World is a great resource for introducing internet safety issues to key stage 1 pupils.

It comprises of five state-of-the-art, animated episodes. It takes children on a journey with Hector and his friends as they explore issues such as personal information, trustworthiness, making positive choices online and how to be open with a trusted adult when they use the internet.

The animation has been adapted for a young UK audience following successful running of the programme in New Zealand and is backed up by a series of free resources available to parents and teachers via the dedicated CEOP education website – All materials have been developed in consultation with Becta and with teachers.

In addition, Hector the dolphin, can be downloaded onto your computer and will then float over internet pages. If anything appears on the screen that makes children feel uncomfortable then they can click on Hector Protector who will cover the page and give them a positive message for doing the right thing.