Due to my new work status as a self-employed educational speaker/trainer (see www.blokeofsteel.co.uk for more), 2017 will see the introduction of an administration fee for schools wishing to participate in the Excelsior Awards. The fee will be £15.00. This is only a relatively small increase on top of the £45 that primary schools already spend to buy in the shortlisted books. In the past I have always managed to incorporate it into my librarian's role at wherever I was working. Now, as a freelancer, I need to be more responsible towards my personal finances and can't just run it as a hobby in my spare time anymore (not that I get much of that!). With 250 schools now taking part, running the Excelsior Award really does take up a lot of my time throughout the whole year.
There are two options:
- £15.00 to register your school and take part in the 2017 Excelsior Award only. You will then need to source a retailer to deliver you the shortlisted books yourself.
- £60.00 to register your school and have your order for one set of the shortlisted books delivered to your school courtesy of our new Official Book Supplier Sheffield Space Centre.
As a registered school you will have access to all the resources (Rating Forms, posters, etc.) you need to run the Excelsior Award Junior in your school, downloadable from the website with a special password provided to you via e-mail.
Any questions, please use the Contact Us page of this website.