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*** Places Still Available*** EBED Junior Teach-In 2019

School's Out For Summer...

Summer holidays can seem never ending when you are trying to come up with new, fun things to do with the children and grandchildren, week after week. Well fear not, the staff at EBED Youth have got you sorted!

Places are still available for the EBED Junior Teach-In 2019 and with this event just around the corner, why not come and enjoy a packed weekend of Bridge Tuition, Coaching and plenty of Play for all young people.

This fun filled event is being held at The King’s Park Conference Centre, Northampton, from 30th August – 1st September 2019. The price is £150 for Juniors and £180 for accompanying Adults including Full-Board accommodation, the Bridge and other fun activities! Non-Residential places are also available. To book online, please visit www.ebedcio.org.uk/JTIbooking

For more information, contact Giles on 01296-317228 or e-mail giles@ebedcio.org.uk.

**EBED Beginners Flippers - New Product Launch**

Summer is the time for carefree attitudes, music festivals and the beach. It is the also the time that EBED has launched a brand new set of products. Available to purchase from the Bridge Warehouse are Beginners Flippers, table top flippers designed to act as either a student aid or teaching aid.

EBED Teacher’s Conference 2019

This weekend saw the return of the EBED Teacher’s Conference, held this year in Milton Keynes.

Based on feedback received from the 2017 Teachers Convention, the theme for the event was Recruitment and Advertising where the weekend was full of talks, case studies, presentations, workshops and Q&A sessions.

The highlight of the weekend was the inaugural EBED Teacher of the Year Award which was given by EBED Chairman Andy Margetts to Chris Lohan (pictured), much deserved for her hard work and dedication. Video of the award presentation.

    Chris said “After a horrendous journey along the dreaded M25, I was greeted with such warmth and smiley faces from all – Lisa, Donna and Claire – that that memory quickly faded and I went on to enjoy a very pleasant few days indeed – not only pleasant but also extremely well organised and structured. I’m sure every teacher there gained a great deal from all the sessions. They were all so varied in content – ranging from the workshop introducing the Teacher Educators, offering much practical advice on a number of questions, to the exciting initiative at Stirling University researching the social world of bridge, and Tim Anderson’s description of his important development role – to name but a few.
    Of course for me, the fortunate recipient of the new Teaching Award, it was an especially happy occasion and I received many congratulations both on the day and now from my students who have received the news and are so delighted for me. However, I believe congratulations should also go to all the EBED staff who, in my view, are doing a fantastic job - clearly illustrated by the amount of thought and planning that had gone into this gathering of bridge teachers.
    I will look forward to the next one!”

The event was an overall success. There was a great turnout and lots of information shared and gained.

A few of the comments from other attendees of the event:

"fantastic, really helpful", "lots of good information", "inspirational speeches", "innovative workshops", "long overdue and much needed", “a very useful and enjoyable weekend”

EBED Teacher's Conference 2019

We're all looking forward to seeing lots of our teachers at our conference this weekend. We have a exciting and informative program, packed full of ways to make recruitment of new students to your bridge courses easier. Only 24 hours to go! #EBEDteachersconference2019 #EBEDweteachbridge #EBEDwelovebridge

2019 Interschools Bridge Tournament a Success!

On Friday 17th May, the 2019 Interschools Bridge Tournament took place and EBED is pleased to announce that the event was a great success with around 56 participating children, over 10% up from 2018. There was representation from 8 primary and secondary schools, including St James, Weald Community Primary, Sevenoaks Primary, Sevenoaks, Sackville, Skinners’ Kent Primary, Tonbridge Grammar School and Weald of Kent Grammar School.