Gratnells on show.

Conference smiles. 

Many thanks from Trevor (left) and the team from Abacus, Perth, Australia for sending pictures from a recent education conference they attended.  Sara (middle) gave us a plug when she briefly spoke to the delegates of the West Australian Primary Principals Association conference. WAPPA was founded in order to enhance the professional expertise and status of primary school principals and to improve the quality of primary education in Western Australia. Big smiles all round – not forgetting Gretchen (right). I do of course need to sign off from England ( The home of the number one test cricket team in the world)

Otis feels the quality

Cyan is my favourite colour

Good looking, handsome, talented and that’s just the tray!  Fantastic photo of young Otis was sent to us by Sandra of Monarch Furniture, one of the leading suppliers of school furniture in the UK. Otis was the star of a recent photo-shoot showcasing the company’s latest products, which are always some of the most imaginative and best designed around.  Expect to see more of Otis and Cyan trays in years to come.

LearnSpace – an exclusive preview

I was lucky enough to get given an exclusive preview of the up-coming LearnSpace project (formerly aka The Learning Cube) in Corby, Northamptonshire. A disused warehouse is being converted into a large empty space into which model classrooms are being built to conduct detailed research into the learning environment. Please click here for a document kindly supplied by Neil Kitson, one of the project organisers, and Education Strategy Manager at Northamptonshire County Council. The project is due for completion in September but being the nosy person I am I was given a sneek peek by Daniel Plunkett, from Kilworth Sudio one of the partners behind the project. As you can see the bare bones are there ready to be fitted out.

Scaffolding up
Daniel with his hard hat and hi-viz

Gratnells helps Galt celebrate 175 years

Exclusive products
It seems amazing that Galt has been providing quality, innovative educational resources to the market place for 175 years. To mark the date we got together with the Galt team to produce a one-offer brochure with a set of exclusive products with some very strange pricing. Everything costs either £1.75, £17.50 or £175. To do this we had to make some serious price cuts to try and shoehorn the products in. Have a look at what we did.