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Badger Learning In The Press

 A collection of newspaper and magazine articles as well as adverts published for Badger Learning.

April 2016 - Advert in Teach Secondary Magazine


March and April 2016 - Advert in Teach Primary Magazine

 December 2014 - Advert in School Science Review magazine from The Association for Science Education


December 2014 - Advert in The School Librarian magazine


September 2014 - Advert in Teach Secondary magazine


September 2014 - Advert in Teach Secondary magazine


Hampton Academy's deputy principal turned into a zombie

Published in the Richmond & Twickenham Times on Tuesday 11th March 2013

Hampton Academy was presented with two images from graphic novel illustrator Mark Penman this week, after winning an online prize draw run by Badger Learning.

The school’s librarian, Gill Duane, entered the competition on behalf of the academy and was awarded a framed illustration from Tommy Donvaband’s latest graphic novel, The Head is Dead.

Mark Penman also commissioned a bespoke illustration for the school, in which he “zombified” deputy college principal Fran Martin.

Ms Duane said: “She was very pleased with the picture, indeed. We have had a great response from the children, who have had the chance to look at a new set of graphic novels and really liked what they saw.”

The competition is part of a campaign run by Badger Learning to promote reading for pleasure, and had about 100 entrants.

Graphic novels are seen as instrumental in encouraging children to read in their spare time.

Ms Duane said: “Graphic novels are really beginning to be taken seriously, and are great for getting the reluctant readers interested in reading for pleasure.”



 March 2013 - Advert in Teach Secondary magazine

October 2012 - Feature in Teach Secondary magazine


New chapter for King’s Lynn book firm

Published in the Lynn News on Tuesday 11th September 2012  

A NEW chapter has opened in the success story of a Lynn book business which has relocated to new premises on Hardwick Industrial Estate doubling its operational space.

The Haven Books Group, owners of educational resource brands Badger Learning, Pandora Books and School Bargain Bookshop, has invested a six-figure sum in the move to larger premises in Oldmedow Road.

Haven Books Ltd, which employs more than 100 people, has gone from strength to strength and in 2011-12 recorded an annual turnover figure of around £15m.

Managing director Steve Cheetham said: “Our old premises on Rollesby Road were simply no longer fit for purpose and following the significant growth of the company and in conjunction with West Norfolk Council we have developed a new business environment which allows for continued expansion, enhanced customer service and improves significantly the working conditions for our team of dedicated staff.

“The move has allowed us to restructure our warehouse, implement a new library area, provide improved meeting space, more welfare facilities, alongside of creating a modern brightly lit, airy, professional environment for our telesales and customer service operation.”

Sue Hansell, HR manager, said: “Our team is absolutely delighted with our new warehouse and offices.”

Mr Cheetham also said that he was very confident of continued success in the challenging market of educational sales due to the innovative nature of the products developed by the Haven Books team.

“Our excellent product development team are first class and in conjunction with teachers, publishers and educational professionals, are constantly developing well thought-out and needed resources. Providing teaching solutions is what we do best and the new environment will certainly make the whole process more efficient and customer focussed.

”Haven Books will continue to develop its core business of providing books to schools, maintaining its position of being the leading provider of book collections in the United Kingdom. Further expansion into the development of digital teaching resources, increased international sales and other non-core markets will also add to Haven Books continued development and growth.”

Haven Books, and particularly the brand name of Pandora Books, has become well-known locally for its policy of helping parents couple a career with looking after children. The majority of the company’s customer service and sales staff are employed on a term-time basis.



 September 2012 - Advert in Teach Secondary magazine


 September 2012 - Advert in 'Back to School Resource Guide' - Supplement in Teach Primary

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