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Stafford firm wins top award

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: March 24, 2014

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A STAFFORD-based company has won a pretigious award.

Crossbow Education, of Tollgate Court Business Centre, was last night awarded an Education Resources Award in the ‘Best Special Educational Resource or Equipment - non ICT category".

As UK brand leader of visual stress products, and multisensory teaching resources for dyslexia teaching Crossbow Education won the award for its Visual Stress Collection.

The Education Resources Awards play a key role in identifying and rewarding effective resources and services for use in education. The winning organisations were announced at the Education Resources Awards dinner in at the National Motorcycle Museum in front of a crowd of more than 300 educators and industry leaders.

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The judges said of the Visual Stress Collection: “It is an enormous resource and useful for children who suffer from visual stress that just rely on easier to read text. However, the product also offers great support for the teaching of maths, diagrams and illustrations. It is a very comprehensive resource, good value and effective.”

Caroline Wright, director of BESA, the education sector’s trade association and organisers of the Education Resources Awards, added: “With the launch of the new National Curriculum later this year it was great to see such a fantastic number of entries offering innovative teaching and learning resources designed to help schools inspire and excite pupils. As schools are given increasing freedom to invest in products to suit the specific needs of their students, it is so important to highlight the high quality of resources such as The Visual Stress Collection.”

Sam Wilkinson, key account manager at Crossbow Education said: “This is brilliant news! Our two directors, Bob and Anne Hext and I, are so pleased to have been recognised for the coloured overlays, exercise books and other resources that have been scientifically proven to help 20 per cent of the population read quicker and longer. The Visual Stress Collection also helps some children read for the first time.”

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