Lynn based company, Learning Resources, triumphed at the annual Education Resources Awards last Friday, scooping the equivalent of an education industry Oscar with their new STEM Robot Mouse resource.
Winning the award for Best Primary Resource, the Robot Mouse is part of the company’s new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) range, designed to bring problem-solving to life for young children. The awards honour the quality and diversity of products, schools and the most dedicated members of the education sector. In their eighteenth successful year, the awards are organised by BESA, the trade association representing educational suppliers in the UK sector, and Brilliant Marketing Solutions.
The judges, an independent panel of experienced educational professionals, most of whom are classroom teachers said, “the STEM Robot Mouse Activity Set would encourage children to build hands-on coding skills in a fun and enjoyable way. It was very easy to construct and represented excellent value for money!”
Dennis Blackmore, Managing Director, said “Learning Resources are at the forefront of STEM learning in the classroom, providing colourful, simple tools that support skills from scientific exploration and engineering to physics and coding. The judges commented on the resource’s educational benefits and value for money, reflecting our aim to provide fun, hands-on learning experiences both at home and in the classroom.”
Caroline Wright, director at BESA, comments: “What makes these awards different is that they focus on the resources, services and people that really make an impact on learning and the day-to-day work of the teachers in the classroom. The UK education sector is currently in the unprecedented position of offering ever improving standards of excellence. Thousands of educators from across the world visit the UK each year to review and buy products from our suppliers because of the quality offered. We would like to congratulate Learning Resources for its outstanding resource.”
Learning Resources were also finalists in the SEN-non ICT category with their All About Me Family Counter Activity Cards and the Primary- non ICT category with Plot Blocks.