Educate Awards sponsors sign up for 2016

With the 2015 winners crowned and the awards sitting pride of place in school’s trophy cabinets, the Educate team are hard at work preparing for 2016.
The Educate Awards is delighted to announce that eCadets, The Foundry Agency and MerseySTEM have already signed up to return as associate sponsors for 2016.
The eCadets is a multi-award winning pupil-led online safety programme which believes in empowering and supporting children so they can keep themselves and their friends safe online.
It is the only scheme of its kind in the UK especially designed for ages 3 to 18 years and has over 2,500 schools as members.
The company will once again sponsor the Innovation in Education Award which recognises how a school is using new ways to learn with a creative, innovative and pioneering approach.
Henry Platten, founder of eCadets, said: “We’re delighted to return as sponsors for the prestigious Educate Awards and I’m also honoured to be joining the judging panel for this year too.
“The glittering ceremony in 2015 was the jewel in the crown of events for the year and was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the inspiring commitment, dedication and selfless energy teachers across the region show in their schools day in day out.”
The Foundry Agency is a leading integrated communications agency delivering effective marketing solutions to schools throughout the North West. The agency has a passion for education and offers free workshops to primary and secondary schools to promote the career opportunities in the industry. The agency will once again sponsor The Communication Award which is given to schools which showcase strong communication links with its pupils, parents, governors, local community and wider audience.
Fiona Barnet, director of The Foundry Agency, said: “The Educate Awards is a fantastic event and we’re proud to sponsor The Communication Award, which recognises the innovative communication approaches schools are adopting. There is nothing else like it in the region and we can’t wait to celebrate again this year.”
Also signed up for 2016 is returning sponsors for the Science Project of the Year category, MerseySTEM. Described as the ‘hidden wiring in the system’, MerseySTEM work on lots of different projects to bring exciting science, technology, engineering and mathematics to schools across the region.
Managing director Michelle Dow, said: “It is an honour and a pleasure for MerseySTEM to return as a sponsor for the Educate Awards. The awards recognise so many areas of education and the scope of categories is amazing. MerseySTEM are all about facilitating and promoting STEM, what better way than to give recognition to schools who are excelling in Science?”
More sponsors are to be announced soon and nominations will open shortly. To keep up to date follow @educateawards on Twitter or go to

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