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123ICT Create an E-Book Competition 2018

Calling all Key Stage Two writers!

Create an e-book for young readers!

This is your chance to win the fantastic Clicker 7- the complete literacy tool-kit – from Crick Software!

 

As World Book Day 2018 is organised for the 1st of March, we thought that it would be good if our Key Stage Two, Spring Term Competition was to create an e-book – fiction or non-fiction – with an intended audience of Key Stage One children. Perhaps the book could be shared within school during any literacy events that you may have planned to coincide with World Book Day.

In addition to the obvious literacy opportunities that the competition will undoubtedly create, it will also allow the children the chance to practise and improve upon their word processing and desktop publishing skills.

This is has been a highly successful competition in the past and each of the entries that we have received in the previous year’s competitions have been really outstanding and a great example of how to use technology to support literacy in schools; we really hope that this year the competition will prove to be equally as successful.

Ideas for your E-Book

  1. A short illustrated story – complete with: colourful illustrations, a beginning middle and end structure, front cover, back cover and an interesting blurb.
  2. A non-fiction information book – complete with interesting information, illustrations with captions, contents and index lists, whilst also possessing an inviting front and back cover.

 

Great Prizes

In addition, to the above literacy and computing benefits, your school could possibly win a single licence for the superb Clicker 7 (worth £250) – kindly donated by Crick Software – or a 123ICT pupil workshop for your school!

Clicker 7 makes it easier than ever for teachers to produce differentiated curriculum resources and create a classroom of independent, enthusiastic learners.This new release is more accessible, user-friendly and customisable than ever before.

Further Information

The competition is intended for Key Stage Two children.

Closing date for the competition is Friday 23 March 2018.

Full competition details, along with e-book ideas, can be found by visiting our website 2017-18 Competitions Page, or by clicking the link below:

 

Should you have any further questions regarding the competition, please e-mail them to: competitions@123ict.co.uk , or speak to your 123ICT Consultant who will be more than happy to assist you.

Good luck, we look forward to viewing your competition entries.

 

Recent Greetings Competition Winners

Winning School.  We were extremely pleased with the response to our recent Seasonal Greetings Message Competition. We had lots of really great submissions from many different schools. Our congratulations go to Little Milton Primary School for their super winning entry. As winners, they have won a year’s whole-school subscription to Serial Mash (a growing online library of books specifically written for use in a primary school), a Striker Boy book pack – along with a copy of Striker Boy and football memorabilia for the winning entrant, kindly donated by 2Simple Software.

Runners Up. Coming second in the competition were Stonesfield Primary School and they have won a 123ICT pupil workshop of  their choice.

Highly Commended. Highly Commended entries came from the following schools:

  • Mabel Prichard School
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Bicester
  • Rush Common School
  • St Michael’s Primary School. Oxford

Helping a really good cause. Our prize sponsors for this year, 2Simple Software, in memory of their late Serial Mash author Jonny Zucker, are trying to raise awareness of mental health issues and the support offered by the charity Mind. They are donating £1.40 from every Striker Boy book sold to the charity. Therefore, in addition to the winning school’s book pack prize, 2Simple will be providing a book, along with football memorabilia for the winner and 123ICT will also be awarding copies of Striker Boy to the runner-up and entrants that are highly commended in the competition. More details about this worthy cause can be found at http://www.strikerboy.com/

The many excellent competition entries we received for this competition can be viewed on our website 2017-18 Competitions Page.

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