11 March 2010
Philip Harris’s Innovation Recognised in ERA 2010
Philip Harris, the UK’s leading science education resource provider, stole the show
with a double-win at the Educational Resources Awards 2010.
Philip Harris’s latest development Acquire, the state-of-the-art data logger was
crowned Best Secondary ICT Resource and their Energy and Fuels Applied Science
Kit was awarded Best Secondary non-ICT Resource. The winners were announced at
the annual ERA awards dinner on Friday 5th March 2010 at the National Motorcycle
The Education Resources Awards (ERA) highlight the quality and diversity of
educational products and resources, excellent educational establishments and the
most dedicated members of the teaching profession and supplies industry, all
working together to encourage the very best in education. The awards are organised
in association with the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA).
The award-winning Data Logger, Acquire, has a large 7 inch touch screen, rapid start
up, six sensor ports and a huge memory (2GB). It has been built with accessibility in
mind; in 30 seconds, Acquire can be taken out of the box and data acquisition
started – well under the 2 or 3 minutes required by other loggers. The Acquire data
logger features a built-in VGA port – a feature particularly beneficial for classroom
demonstrations and training. Experiment results can be shown live on a whiteboard,
without the hassle of setting up first on a computer; a great advantage to students
and teachers as they can see exactly what the demonstrator has on their screen.
Commenting on Philip Harris’s Acquire data logger the judges said:
“We liked the easy and highly intuitive interface and the uncluttered controls of this
science equipment. Acquire would appeal to all students who are well-used to mobile
and games technology. Even the most science-phobic student will want to use Philip
Harris’s new data logger to investigate and explore.”
Philip Harris’s award-winning Energy and Fuels Kit can be used during teaching
Applied Science; students can investigate how energy can be transformed from one
to another, understand how electricity is generated and distributed as well as
observe the efficiency of energy transfers in electrical appliances.
Commenting on Philip Harris’s Energy and Fuels Kit the judges said:
“Philip Harris’s Energy and Fuels Kit offers exciting ways of engaging young people
with hands-on science, providing them with equipment, information and ideas to
experiment and investigate energy and fuels in a safe environment. The kit is
attractive and of very high quality, with a robust feel that promotes learning about
real-life, relevant issues.”
Philip Harris has been offering innovative and market leading scientific materials and
equipment to primary, secondary schools and further education establishments
across the UK since 1817.
Sharon Hawksworth, Marketing Manager at Philip Harris said:
“Philip Harris provides innovative solutions for modern science teachers. Our
products are developed in conjunction with science teachers and technology experts;
these two awards cement our premium position within the science resources
For more information or images please contact Sarah Wilson, Communications
Manager, Findel Education on (0161)3672049 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Philip Harris
Philip Harris is the leading supplier for Primary, Secondary and Further Education
science education resources and chemistry equipment. Philip Harris works closely
with teachers, technicians and expert advisors in the scientific community to
continually innovate – ensuring that products remain adaptable and fully fit for
purpose in the modern classroom. Many resources are developed in-house and are
exclusive to Philip Harris, ensuring that teachers and technicians are providing pupils
with the best quality equipment to develop the scientific and technological skills for
For further information please see www.philipharris.co.uk.