Free BBL game tickets for your school basketball team

Complimentary tickets to a British Basketball League game for your school when you spend £150 on Molten balls.

I am contacting you from Sports Ball Shop regarding our free BBL game tickets for schools offer:

Sports Ball Shop, a sports equipment specialist and leading school supplier, has teamed up with Molten to offer you and your school basketball team free tickets to a British Basketball League game.

We are giving away 10 free tickets to each qualifying school for selected British Basketball League games.

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All you need to do is spend £150 on Molten balls in one transaction. This can include any combination of Molten balls; we have a range of training and match quality basketballs, footballs and volleyballs which can be found at:

As well as a vast range of sports equipment, we provide resources, guides and Coaches’ Corner which offers a range of coaching packs created through working closely with teachers and coaches.

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Academic Summer Schools 2017

The Debate Chamber Summer Schools offer students age 11-18 the opportunity to find out more about some fascinating subjects, prepare for university applications, meet like-minded peers and get to grips with some tough intellectual challenges.

The material will be challenging (for the older age-group, about the level of difficulty one might expect in the first year at university), but the atmosphere will be relaxed, with plenty of discussion, debate, and opportunities for students to shape the direction of classes. It is an environment conducive to getting to grips with new ideas.

Working in small groups (usually around 14 students per group) over several days offers participants a real chance to get to know tutors and fellow students and to explore the topics or questions that particularly interest them.

Highlights of Summer 2017:

The Summer Law School for 15-18s, in three distinct five-day Parts to allow time for more cases, more analysis and more debate on some of the most intriguing legal questions. Students can choose to focus on Criminal Law, Civil Law or International Law, or to attend all three Parts for a comprehensive introduction to legal study.

The English Literature Summer School for 15-18s, now in three 5-day blocks to allow time for greater discussion of contemporary literature, and a more in-depth look at various literary critical perspectives. Students can come to Part 1 for literature up to 1790, including Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton, to Part 2 for literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, or to the brand new Part 3 which covers contemporary poetry, prose and drama.

The Philosophy Summer School for students aged 15-18 offers five days of challenging material, covering a range of philosophical topics including meta and applied ethics, political philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics and logic. A great introduction to philosophy as a subject, as well as an opportunity to develop an all round academic skillset which will benefit students in any discipline. This course is complemented by the Critical and Cultural Theory Summer School which explores the ‘continental’ approach to philosophy.

The Medicine Summer School for students aged 15-18 comprises a series of two-day events with specialist sessions on cardiology, paediatrics, oncology, emergency medicine and many other topics – enabling students to attend a wide-ranging introduction or select the sessions most relevant to their interests.

Our Physics Summer School is now in two separate five-day events, with Part One being relatively maths-light and open to all students from 15 upwards, and Part Two more mathematically focused, and reserved for students who will have completed AS Level (or equivalent) Maths by Summer 2017.

For those who will have completed AS Maths, we also offer the Mathematics Summer School, five-days of intensive and challenging material, which will really give participants the opportunity to stretch and develop their mathematical skills.

For those interested in the Humanities and Social Sciences, we have Summer Schools in Economics, International Relations, History, Politics, and Classical Civilisations.

Practical Details:

All the Summer School events will be held at University of London venues in Bloomsbury, Central London, and will take place in July and August 2017. Please note that these courses are not residential, and accommodation must be arranged independently if required.

You can find full details of schedules, dates, costs, student reviews and tutors at

There is a limited amount of bursary funding available for students who would otherwise have financial difficulty in attending – please see our website for details.

To book a place please visit, call us on 0845 519 4827, or email Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.<

Why young people are reading fewer books

Why we need to understand how the internet has changed young people’s attitudes to reading: a free report

“Attitude” is not everything, of course, but it counts for a lot.  The young person who enjoys reading will self-evidently read more than the young person who thinks books are old fashioned or just plain boring.

But of late something has happened – for researchers have noted a change both in the attitude of many young people towards reading and in the way they make judgements on the validity of the knowledge that they have.

Indeed it is being suggested that this is quite probably one of the biggest changes in attitude towards reading and knowledge since the evolution of mass market paperbacks 90 years ago.

The first awareness that a change of immense proportions was happening occurred when academics started to complain that some undergraduates who were perfectly capable of taking their courses were simply not reading set texts at all.

Research also showed that many of these students who regularly used the internet were not accepting that they knew facts (even where they had a perfect knowledge of an issue) unless they could verify the fact on the internet.  In short, they have started to believe the internet more than their own learned knowledge.

Such attitudes towards reading have also permeated through secondary and primary school, but it has taken a while to understand exactly what is happening in terms of how young people now see books and magazines.

And it has taken even longer to work out how knowledge can be presented to bright, but reading-averse young people.  However new research has revealed a way forward.

The full details of the research and the solution are contained in the free report, “Understanding how the internet has changed young people’s attitudes to reading and what can be done about it”.  The report gathers together research and commentaries from various academic sources and presents a new clear approach to working with young people who simply don’t read books and who doubt their own knowledge unless they can verify it on-line.

For a copy of this report simply email click on the link below:

Create an Effective and High Performing Learning Environment

Research has shown that having the right classroom furniture has a positive effect on both children’s health and their classroom development. For teachers it improves classroom management, increases productive learning time and interaction with pupils.

Our team of specialist buyers and experienced teachers has sourced quality, affordable, durable and easily maintained classroom furniture that is flexible to accommodate different teaching and learning styles.

Whether you need to furnish an entire classroom or simply require individual pieces of equipment; Early Years Resources has an excellent selection to choose from. Our range includes:

  • Classroom Tables and Chairs – ergonomically designed tables and chairs for children that allows movement and encourages good posture.
  • Storage Solutions – Tray storage, shelving and cupboards.
  • Book Storage – enhance your library setting with our selection of bookcases and bookshelves.

We have over 6000 exciting and innovative products, to view our range of products visit our website or view our digital catalogue.

Ordering from us is easy, simply email with the items needed, quantities required and your delivery address. We will then provide with a quote including shipping costs.

Great reasons to shop with us

  • Delivery worldwide
  • Quick and helpful quotation service
  • 25 years of supplying educational resources to schools worldwide
  • Over 6000 resources including Outdoor, Furniture and Art and Craft equipment
  • Resources selected by our team of experienced teachers and specialist buyers

For any other information, feel free to contact us on (+44) 0161 865 3355 or email