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Avantis has Charlie’s Golden Ticket!

Avantis Acquires The Golden Ticket!

Education supplier, Avantis, is the proud owner of an original Golden Ticket from the 1971 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Following the recent news that the Golden Ticket was being auctioned in New York, Avantis battled it out and won the sought-after prop!

This comes following the news in the summer that Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is at the top of a teachers’ list of books that “all children should read before leaving primary school”. The list of must-read novels was selected by 500 teachers for the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) and the TES.

Avantis will be running with the Roald Dahl theme on stand C100 at Bett 2016, the world’s largest education technology show, in January. Not only will visitors have the opportunity to get a photo with the original Golden Ticket, they’ll also be in with a chance of winning a number of Avantis’ award-winning LearnPad tablets – if they find one of five replica Golden Tickets in the packets of Avantis-branded pencils that the team will be giving away on the stand!

Avantis has always strived to support schools to raise standards across the curriculum and saw the opportunity to secure the Golden Ticket as a great way to further enhance childrens’ interests in reading by giving schools the opportunity to see the sought-after Golden Ticket in real life. Avantis will be running competitions throughout 2016 which will enable schools to win a visit from the LearnPad team to see the Golden Ticket and receive some great free tablet devices as well, including the Folio 2 – 21.5” desktop tablet, which has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Digital Device’ category for the Bett Awards 2016.

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Nik Tuson, Managing Director of Avantis, comments:

“We are extremely excited to have our hands on the original Golden Ticket from such a classic film and story. Avantis was founded in Cardiff, which is where Roald Dahl grew up, so it feels even more special to us.

At Avantis, we are dedicated to engaging children in reading and over the past 4 years have seen some great results from schools using our interactive tablets to do so. We can’t wait to run our Golden Ticket competition at Bett where teachers can not only see the original ticket but also find replicas hidden in our host of giveaways on the stand. We don’t want to let too much out of the bag, but the lucky winners will definitely be leaving with some great prizes and access to digital and hard copies of the book. What better way to get students reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?”

Bett Awards Calendar 2016Bett 2016 takes place on 20 – 23 January 2016 at London ExCeL. Register for your free place now at www.bettshow.com. For more information on Avantis and its LearnPad products, visit www.learnpad.com.

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Finalist for an Unprecedented Eleven Bett Awards in Two Years!

Award-winning classroom technology supplier, Avantis Systems, has been announced as a finalist for no less than five 2016 Bett Awards. Avantis impressed the judges with its entries for both LearnPad and ClassCharge products in the Digital Devices (2 entries), ICT Company of the Year (over £3m turnover), Free Digital Content/Open Educational Resources and The ICT Innovator of the Year categories.

Forming a fundamental part of Bett, the world’s leading event for learning technology and considered by many as the most esteemed accolade in the industry, the Bett Awards provide a showcase of resources and companies that seek to provide educators with the information, ideas and inspiration to support teaching and learning.

Nik Tuson, Avantis Managing Director comments:
“We’re delighted to be shortlisted for yet another five Bett Awards this year and we see this as testament of our endeavour to drive forward innovation in classroom technology. It’s great to be recognised for both our LearnPad and ClassCharge products and their contribution to teaching and learning using IT. I’m very proud of the team that have worked incredibly hard this year to deliver so many great new products.”

The winners of the 18th annual Bett Awards will be announced from the shortlist at the Awards Dinner at The Brewery, London on Wednesday 20th January, the first evening of Bett 2016.

To find out more about Avantis, or to try out the solution, visit the team on stand C100 at Bett 2016, which takes place at ExCeL London from 20 to 23 January 2016. For more information or to register your free attendance, visit www.bettshow.com.

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