Last night Quirky Kid attended the 25th Educational Publishing Awards of Australia at the Melbourne Arts Centre. Organised by the Australian Publishers Association and sponsored by the Copyright Agency, the awards brought together more than 200 educators and publishers to celebrate some of Australia’s best educational materials for students across the country.
We are so proud to announce our innovative Anxiety program, Basecamp®, received Highly Commended mention under the ‘Primary Student Resource in the Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages resources.
About the Award
The Awards recognise excellence and innovation within the educational publishing industry. Keynote speaker of the evening, Shelly Ware, a TV presenter and primary school teacher, noted that
“Good educational resources engage students. Teachers fully rely on them, and they are a part of the big picture to inspire students to have a lifelong passion to read and learn”
and that as a teacher she looks for
“good quality, interesting, children-friendly texts - they’re vital for the classroom”.
Shelly's speech was inspiring and a reminder about how important what we do is.
About the Quirky Kid
Quirky Kid is committed to producing evidence-based resources for children, designed to be bright, engaging, and child-centered. By continuing to develop these resources, we are able to assist children in their families in our clinics, their schools and their communities to the highest standard.
BaseCamp® is an innovative anxiety program for children aged 7 to 12 years. Developed by the Quirky Kid team, BaseCamp® draws on decades of experience, combining a sound theoretical cognitive-behavioural approach with effective, engaging and child-centred activities.
BaseCamp® is based in a fictional Australian National Park. Children are invited on a journey to explore themed settings, team up with a support crew of experienced guides and interact with park animals, all intended to help them tackle the challenges of managing and overcoming anxiety.
- Winner of the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards ( Educational Initiative Awards) and
- Winner of The Best Designed Educational Primary/Secondary Book award at the 66th Australian Book Designer Awards this resource is accomplishing great outcomes.
- BaseCamp® was also shortlisted for the second award in London – Educational Resources Awards.
Start Using BaseCamp® Today
If you are interested in BaseCamp® for your child, school or clinic, get in touch today.
Basecamp® is incredible. Every page was carefully designed to communicate with our users in a unique and interesting way. Navigating through the 182 pages of Basecamp is an adventure full of surprises.