£80,000 prize up for grabs

AN MP is urging schools to enter an £80,000 classroom giveaway competition.

A timber-clad 30-pupil classroom is being given away by Clearspace Buildings in conjunction with the leading education magazine and website TES.

Caroline Nokes, pictured, MP for Romsey and Southampton North, said: “Local schools have a good track record in this competition, with Chamberlayne College in Southampton being last year’s winner.”

This is the second time Clearspace and TES have partnered to donate a classroom.

This year, Clearspace is offering the winning school the choice of the standalone permanent single classroom or an £80,000 contribution to a rooftop extension.

The option of the financial contribution to a rooftop extension this year opens the competition up to schools that do not have the ground space to construct a standalone building.

The competition, which is open to all UK primary, secondary and special schools, can be entered online at tesconnect.com/building.

Entrants must explain, in no more than 300 words, why they deserve to win the new learning space.

They have until 16 February to submit their entries.

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