Scholastic at BETT 2011 – smile, we dare you!

TeachMeet Takeover from 2010...2011 will be amazing!

Image courtesy of the most fabulous Ian Usher http://chrisr.at/hWLtZw

Righto, BETT is around the corner (literally for some, a train ride for others), and Scholastic are gearing up, pulling out all of the stops (that’s enough tired old clichés, Ed) to ensure you have the best BETT ever! Oh, and if you can’t make it, don’t worry, you can still take part!

Last year the Scholastic stand was pretty good, but we realised that a tweak there, a polish here would really make the stand sparkle, and that is just what we have planned for you this year. The watch-word is ‘fun’. If you leave the stand and you aren’t smiling, we will chase you down the aisles until you do! 🙂

So, here are the things that we are planning:

Come and meet Anthony Browne!

Anthony Browne, Children’s Laureate will be coming to the Scholastic stand (G40) to launch Read & Respond Engage. We are quite rightly incredibly proud of Read & Respond Engage. It manages to retain the wonderful feel of Read & Respond (using high-quality children’s books such as Gorilla) with some amazing new features that only the web can offer. Anthony will be with us on Saturday, and we are very excited!!

A prize draw, every 30 minutes, every day!

Now, some people (we won’t name names, you know who you are) took advantage of my good nature and suggested this quite ridiculous idea. I said yes, they have me on tape, I have been committed. We are looking to hand over some pretty amazing prizes – come along on the day to find out exactly what you have to do to get one!

A QR treasure hunt to win an iPad!

A lovely mashup of QR codes, treasure hunts and in a weird sort of way, orienteering – whichever way you look at it , there is an iPad to be won at the end!! If you can’t make it to the show, and you still want to join in, we have a virtual treasure hunt as well…more details to be posted on the first day of the show for this!

More amazing new stuff?!

Oh yes, a stunning new interactive primary science scheme. A maths reading scheme for KS1 with more ebooks than you can shake a stick at. More Class PET (this time with mental maths and homework); more Story Stage, a new look Child Education and We Are Writers has been shortlisted for a BETT award!

TeachMeet Takeover

We are hosting Teach Meet Takeover on our stand – two per day from Thursday to Saturday, and the line-up this year looks really good. Take a look at the TeachMeet schedule here for more info!

And there’s more!!!

Get your portrait done on our stand with our resident charicature artist (on stand all week), charge your phones, have a play with Story Stage on the smart table, graffiti on our doodle wall, eat our chocolate, sit on our sofas…and if we can make it work hack into our wifi for free and watch everything you like on the live stream!

I’m exhausted before we have started!

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