Large scale 3D routing – at a staggering discount

There’s little doubt that laser cutters have positively changed the outcome and expectations of students within the design technology curriculum.

What’s more, many schools have found that a 3D router is a beneficial extension to this technology, mainly due to their ability to work on large scale projects and with thicker, more durable materials.

As a result, the manufacture of real or full size project pieces such as furniture is a rewarding experience, encompassing a true to life manufacturing experience.

The cost of a large scale router can be more expensive than a medium format laser cutter. However we have one exhibition model Suregrave Gryphon (1220 x 610 mm), available on a first come first served basis.

The price has been reduced by a third on the exhibition Gryphon router (usual price £14,995) making the price £10,000 plus VAT.

You might also be interested in knowing that Trotec machines can be purchased outright or through our special finance for schools package which can spread the cost over and up to five years.

Additionally, you can keep the Gryphon covered against breakdown for the cost of an annual service for £499 anywhere in the UK mainland.

There’s more information on the Suregrave Grythpon on our website at

To find out more about any of the above, or to register your interest, email us at and we’ll get back to you.

Alternatively give us a call on 01483 447590.

Do your table tennis bats last a full school year?

Do your table tennis bats last for a term? A month? A week? We have a solution that lasts much longer and we will even send you a free sample.

We understand the problem. It’s simply too tempting for the children to pick at the rubber that covers the wooden blade whilst waiting for their turn to play. Tempting it may be, but in no time at all, the bat is rendered useless and confined to the rubbish bin.

So, how do we solve the problem?

By switching from traditional table tennis bats to the Tacteo range of composite bats from Cornilleau.

But what about the playing performance I hear you ask?

Fear not. The Tacteo 30 Schoolsport bat from Cornilleau is the answer to the problem. The bats are shock resistant with a solid core and non-detachable covering. They are ergonomic, comfortable to use and the new Grip+ covering ensures a great playing performance.

For further product information please click below:

At a special schools rate of £33 for a box of 6 and FREE delivery, they represent great value for money. And if you need to be further convinced then we would be happy to send you a sample free of charge.

As the market leader in table tennis, we also have the full range of Cornilleau table tennis equipment available.

To order your bats directly, to request a free sample, or for any further information, simply e-mail us at:

Kind regards
UK Table Tennis Ltd

What is the most effective use of the first 10 minutes of each class?

The first ten minutes of any lesson is the period when the student’s attention is at its highest. So everything done during that period will have an additional impact.

This of itself is good. But when that impact leads to extra confidence in maths, it is even better.

One of the most effective ways of utilising the opening ten minutes and developing confidence is to use the whiteboard to present students with a range of revision questions drawn from across the syllabus. Within this process, known as a Brain Gym, the students then work in small groups of two or three to evolve the right answer.

Working in this way gives students time to process the answers so it’s not always about who can answer the question first. Rather the students can listen to each other and can all become engaged no matter what their abilities are.

After the results of the students’ work are in, you can see if there is any general misconception among the students about any point tested, and from this you’ll know of any areas of the syllabus you need to revisit.

Many of the processes within each ‘gym’ are found in several concepts of the KS3 Scheme of Work and can bring about a noticeable change in pupils’ confidence in their use of fractions, percentages, and division and multiplication skills.

This resource uses Microsoft Excel and has twelve gyms for each month. The price is £39.99 + VAT.

Once purchased the CD can be freely copied and networked throughout the school.

To see sample pages please email quoting the order code 10129.

You can order the Brain Gym CD in any of these ways:

On our website
By phone on 0117 940 6409
By fax on 0117 940 6408
By email (quoting a school order number) to
By post to: Classroom Resources, PO Box 1489, Bristol, BS99 3QJ