Curriculum Support

From the Shine School Media Awards to the Trees into Cartons, Cartons into Trees programme, read on for ways to support your curriculum.

The Shine School Media Awards

The Shine School Media Awards are designed to stimulate and support career choices in the publishing, media and communications industries. Over the last six years, the program has opened up career options for students, encouraged teamwork and helped develop leadership skills.

Working towards the competition has enlivened a wide range of subjects within the school curriculum including English, IT, Art & Design, Photography and Media Studies

To enter the Shine Awards, pupils work as a team to produce a publication which can be in hard copy, online or both - a school magazine, newspaper, newsletter, digital edition or website.

With prizes including best Editorial, the best Cartoon and the best Original Photograph students have the opportunity to demonstrate their talents to a distinguished panel of judges from the sector.

The competition provides a platform for secondary school pupils from all over the UK and helps to develop skills, literacy and creativity in Journalism, Design, Illustration, Photography and IT.

With links to many key organisations in the sector, the Shine initiative helps educate and equip pupils to make choices and set them on a path to their future career.

Developed and supported by the Stationers' Charitable Foundation and in its sixth year the Shine Awards competition encourages young and creative talent as well as a respect for copyright and an understanding of environmental issues.

The Stationers' 600 year old passion for words and communication underpins this event and the Shine Awards are playing a part in passing that passion on to a new generation.

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Trees into Cartons, Cartons into Trees (TICCIT) 

TICCIT (pronounced tick-it) is an educational programme that is all about trees, sustainability and the environment - and is incredibly worthwhile for you, your company, your community and the carton industry.

The programme (Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees) was launched by the Paperboard Packaging Council in America and has proved to be a great success, with over 100,000 children taking part in the programme to date. Following a trial run of the programme in the UK and the Netherlands, the TICCIT programme has now launched Europe-wide.

The TICCIT programme involves teaching school children about trees, recycling and paper, then assisting each of them with planting a tree sapling inside a carton, which they then plant out at home. The current programme is aimed primarily at kids between the ages of 8 and 11.

The TICCIT intiative won the 2019 European Paper Recycling Award (EPRC) for Infomration and Education. 

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Brief Cases

Brief Cases is an initiative from The Heaven Company, a sustainability communications consultancy that helps clients to formulate their Responsible Business and sustainability strategy and to effectively implement measure and report it. Our clients benefit from tailored solutions which support their governance, sustainable development and encourage responsible supply chains.


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About Print iT 

This is an exciting initiative which we hope will inform, yet also be enjoyable - as well as allow students to learn some valuable business and life skills that can be taken forward into working life.

Print iT centres on the graphic arts industry, which offers various career paths from journalism and graphic design, to printing, packaging engineering, IT, computer programming, 3D modelling, illustrating and more. You can even be an environmentalist or a chemist and be part of the graphic arts.

The graphic arts is a vast industry with lots of scope for enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic people.

Print is exciting, it is stimulating, it is engaging, it is dependable, it is inspiring. Without it, we would be lesser beings.

Nothing can come close to the intimate visual experience, tantalising touch and emotional engagement that you get through good quality print on paper.

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For more information please contact:
Ceri Priddle
Ceri Priddle
Special Projects and Compliance Officer
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