The Collins English Dictionary…….

buy two, get one extra FREE*

Encourage your students to develop study skills, widen their vocabulary and help them improve their GCSE grades.

Collins are known for the quality of their dictionaries and this offer enables schools to benefit from an exceptionally low price as well as getting FREE dictionaries with orders of 100 or more copies*.

This dictionary is the normal paperback size (110 x 176 mm) with 616 pages, containing 15,000 + words in clear, easy to read print.  It’s  suitable for KS 3, 4 and GCSE students.

The RRP is £6.99 but it can be obtained from Signpost Educational Ltd from only £2.99 each and if you order 100 or more copies then you’ll get another 50% completely free of charge, eg. Order 200 copies and get 100 extra free.  It’s ideal not only for classroom use or for homework but also for prizes or incentives.  Further details on their website:

Please call 020 7515 1797 or email: for more information or to place an order.

The Cuckoo Rock Songbook – take your pupils into a magical world

David Stoll  (SEALSONGS, DICK OTTINGTON) has a new song collection for Primary Schools available for download from First & Best. The package also contains a specially written story script for a narrator which weaves all the songs together.

Thus THE CUCKOO ROCK SONGBOOK can be used as a basis for individual songs to be sung in assembly or simply within the class, or it can be a complete production for presentation to parents and the rest of the school – without any need for complex staging, special lighting or any other effects that may or may not be available.

The collection includes twelve settings of poems by Phil Bowen. These magical poems are full of unusual characters, colourful scenes and surprising wordplay; the original book was short-listed for the CLPE prize.

The music has echoes of 60’s rock as well as various contemporary styles. The SONGBOOK includes both printed piano accompaniment and pre-recorded full backing tracks with permissions for use.

You can see an extract from the songbook here and you can hear the backing track here cuckoo rock.mp3

A copy of the complete collection of songs and the narrator’s script is available as a download from

The price is £16.95 plus VAT (the VAT can be reclaimed in most cases by the school).

THE CUCKOO ROCK SONGBOOK is distributed by First and Best in Education, part of the Hamilton House group. If you have any enquiries you can call 01536 399 011, or email or write to us at First and Best, Hamilton House, Earlstrees Ct, Earlstrees Rd, Corby, Northants NN17 4HH.

The full range of First and Best books can be seen at

First and Best in Education
Earlstrees Road
NN17 4HH


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