The Education Show kicked off today at the NEC in Birmingham.
More than 12,000 education professionals, from Early Years through to Secondary and Further Education, are expected to attend the trade fair – one of the biggest of its kind, featuring 400 exhibiting companies.
Musicroom caught up with the Rhinegold Education at their booth to check out their product line and get a feel for this three day event.
One of Rhinegold’s major new releases is the Teach and Play series – activity resource books to assist teachers bring the magic of world music styles into their classrooms. The series covers styles from around the world: samba, Balinese gamelan, African drumming and steel pan.
Tomorrow will see a live performance workshop by series author, Mike Simspon, who will be putting show attendees through their paces in a Samba demonstration session. Check out the Teach and Play Samba taster video below.
The Education Show will also be hosting three special celebrity guests who will be speaking to the crowds and taking part in activities throughout the three days.
Peter Andre is set to make an appearance at the show tomorrow to talk about the importance of music and music education, as well as language learning as he launches the 2012 Primary Language Classroom Awards.
Manchester City footballer, Joleon Lescott, will also be at the show on Friday. The Premiership star will be launching the Aspire Attire! competition with the National Literacy Association before taking question from the floor in an open Q&A.
Today’s show highlight came from the Guinness World Records stand, who encouraged visitors to try and break a number of records to earn themselves a place in the history books.
The Guinness World Record booth will also be a big draw tomorrow as the world’s tallest man, Sultan Kösen, makes an appearance at their stand.
Are you at the Education Show 2012? What have been your highlights so far?