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We can reveal that our own publication, Thinking Through School, has won this prestigious award which represents ‘the very best in British education’.

The Educational Resources Awards 2007 took place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham at the weekend (24th March 2007) and we’re very happy to announce that Thinking Through School by Anne de A’Echevarria and David Leat, designed and illustrated by Geoff Read, was the winner in the books category.

The ERA trophy

Thinking Through School is published by Chris Kington Publishing which is part of Optimus Education, the people behind Teaching Expertise.  The citation for Thinking Through School‘s award read:

“Based on story-telling, this book adopts an innovative, enquiry-based approach to learning to learn. The judges described it as very effectively designed for its purpose and its age group. Support materials are attractive and really useful.”

Thinking Through School is a unique new project for Year 7 pupils which aims to enhance the overall learning experience of pupils and provide them with transferable skills useful for life.Thinking Through School leads pupils through a story with activities and exercises that help both them and you, as a teacher, to evaluate the way they think and learn.

The awards, which were hosted by Dominic Holland, are organised by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) and Affinity Media Ltd, sponsored by TES, GLS Educational Supplies, Berol and Select Education.  With support from the National Association of Head Teachers, The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and UK Trade & Investment, the awards are judged by 25 experienced education professionals.

The winners: Geoff Read, Anne de A’Echevarria and Chris Kington

Ray Barker, Director of BESA and Chair of judges, said, “The purpose of these, the 10th awards, is to identify the very best in British education – from suppliers and resources – to the schools and teachers that make education happen.  All our members agree to abide by the BESA Code of Practice, which includes a commitment to that their products and services are appropriate, high-quality and safe.  Our members.. continually innovate to provide classrooms with the choice and diversity they really want and need to make a difference.”

You can find out more about Thinking Through School, including information on how to order it for your own school, on our Thinking Through School micro-site, order an evaluation pack now on Teaching Expertise, or call 020 7954 3433 for more information.

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