Bringing the classroom to life

After another successful year, The Education Show reveals their highlights which include unforgettable speakers and exciting start-ups

The Education Show 2018 was all about bringing the classroom to life through innovative products, exciting features across the show floor and plenty of opportunity to get hands on in our brand-new workshops, demonstration areas and interactive zones. We launched our new Arts and Crafts and Teaching with Creativity Workshops, as well as our new Health and Wellbeing Zone – sharing learning resources sure to help your teaching methods and engage your pupils. 

Here are some highlights from this year’s show…

Products that innovate education

With over 200 suppliers (including 100+ new ones) on hand to walk visitors through their latest solutions and exclusive show discounts, there was no shortage of opportunity to engage with exhibitors, share your classroom requirements and discover how their products and resources could have a positive impact on your lesson planning. Visitors were able to get hands on with products from companies including Renaissance, Tute and Explorify. We also showcased the ‘best-in-class’ start-ups in our Education Start-Ups Zone – boasting a myriad of the best new learning solutions set to make a real impact.

Here’s just some of the exhibitor activity that took place on the show floor:

Animal Aid

Animal Aid expanded their vegan campaign, complementing their recent animal welfare movement through the launch of two new posters. Featuring an appetising mango tofu curry and a vegetable lasagne recipe, the posters showcased two flavourful vegan meals that are great sources of protein and the important vitamin B12.


Pentel launched two new markers to create a new family based on its top-selling N50 permanent marker. N50XL is a jumbo chisel-tipped permanent marker ideal for large posters and notices, producing a line width of up to 17mm.


Explorify shared and demonstrated their easy-to-use, free digital resource of activities for primary school teachers, designed to help sparks pupils’ curiosity and develops their thinking skills. It is brought to you by Wellcome, the global charitable foundation that aims to improve health and support science and research.


Birmingham City Council and Tute joined forces to launch an online platform which offers children without education new learning opportunities. Visitors had the opportunity to meet with peers and enjoy a free drink at a networking session.

Word United

Word United released its brand-new ‘Let’s Read’ book series at the Show. The ‘Let’s Read’ books smoothly guide children from recognising the sounds of English to reading using a unique step-by-step system. The clear text, letter prompts and engaging real-life pictures help children maintain focus. This series comes complete with teaching guidance and supports the EYFS and KS1 National Curricula. It is ideal for native speakers as well as for EAL and SEN.

Hitting the right (key) note

A bright and passionate selection of speakers took to our main stage to share their ideas, stories and practical recommendations on subjects ranging from literacy and wellbeing to school testing.

 – Michael Rosen delighted and entertained during his poetry reading and shared the inspiration for some of his poems. He also gave us expert insight into the importance of teaching creatively

 – Dame Darcey Bussell, DBE got us up out of our seats and dancing as she shared her thoughts on the importance of dance fitness in student wellbeing and spoke about her amazing school dance programme DDMIX

 – Pie Corbett brought a touch of magic to the stage as he spoke about how book projects can bring books alive for your students. His session was both practical and creative – covering the ‘how-to’ but also sparking our imagination with wonderful ideas to make learning fun

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