Monday, 25 March 2013

The Phoenix visits the Education Show

From the 14-16 March The Phoenix spent a fabulous three days at the Education Show, held at the NEC Birmingham. Our magnificent bird spread it’s wings proudly over the stand as we showcased and shared the weekly story comic, the physical and the digital, with as many teachers, exhibitors and visitors as possible.

The free event was the host for over 350 education providers as well as providing workshops and information points to hear from leading education bodies and associations. Attracting all those involved in Education, from Early Years to Secondary, the show opened its doors to around 13,000 people over the course of three days.

As you can imagine the high footfall meant lots of new people just waiting to be initiated into The Phoenix family. We tried our very best, as always, to spread the word and ended up speaking to a host of brilliant educators and potential Phoenixers from all walks of life - hopefully our perky fiery bird will be roosting with many of them soon!

The Phoenix also managed to get a hug from one special guest at the Fair, in the form of  Henry Winkler, OBE, best known for his role as “The Fonz” in the 1970s American sitcom ‘Happy Days’.

With his strong affiliation with First News and the goal of engaging children in reading and learning we ensured Mr Winkler didn’t go away without having a copy of The Phoenix safely tucked under his arm ... aaaaaayyyy!

This is all well and good you say, but why was The Phoenix at the Education Show? Well, as we have been including in our newsletters we are bringing the comic into schools and are successfully nested in over 70 around the country. Following all the fantastic feedback we have received from teachers and education officials we believe that every school should have the opportunity to be a part of The Phoenix and that every child should have access to great stories. 

If you would like to order a subscription for your school, please check out our website at now!

We also provide teaching resources, including ‘what makes a good character’, ‘character faces’ worksheets, ‘what makes a good story’ and storyboarding exercises which provide learning objectives, relevant vocabulary and suggested lesson plans that teachers can use.

All of which are available for FREE. Check them out HERE.

Yes, The Phoenix are putting a big effort into making sure that we can bring as many new Phoenixers as possible into our family, to enjoy our content and bring great stories to school children all over the country. Thank you Birmingham Education Show for taking us one step further along the way! 

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