Twinkl, Twinkl. Little stars
Here at National Happiness Awards HQ, we like to celebrate in style. We even have a special happiness bell that we ring whenever someone, somewhere performs an act of happiness – much to the annoyance of Barry the office cat, who is possessed of a nervous disposition. For this reason, Keith from accounts was banned from using the bell, on account of his over-exuberance. Thankfully him and Barry are now back on speaking terms.
But all this was forgotten when we heard that Twinkl wanted to be our education gold sponsor for this year’s awards. We were so delighted we rang that happiness bell like demons while Keith and Barry performed synchronised backflips on their desks. It was a sight to behold. Unfortunately, GDPR rules forbid us from posting the footage online. Rest assured; it would have been a viral hit.
Why are we so flipping chuffed? Well, we love Twinkl, because Twinkl helps educators shine and we can’t think of a better partnership or better team to have on-board to help us celebrate all that’s good in the world of education happiness. They are the Meghan to our Harry. In Love Island lingo, they are total melts (we don’t actually watch it, we read that in a newspaper).
Twinkl provides online educational resources and services to schools and educators around the world. These range from schemes of work and assessments, to augmented reality games and much more. Twinkl exists ‘to help those who teach’, and with over half a million resources and thousands of new materials added every month, they are the go-to providers for educators around the world.
The service was founded in 2010 by husband and wife Jonathan and Susie Seaton. At the time, Susie was working as a teacher and couldn’t find the online resources she needed for her lessons. Along with planning, marking, reporting and all the other responsibilities of teaching, Susie was working well into the night to make the resources herself. Speaking to others, it was apparent that she was not alone in her situation, and so the couple began creating and publishing their own resources online.
The company quickly grew as educators embraced the high-quality materials. Jonathan and Susie were delighted to be able to save educators time and energy, which they knew would be better spent with pupils. Today Twinkl is used by over four million people in over 196 countries and provides a huge library of resources, including a vast range on happiness and wellbeing.
We know Twinkl will be a brilliant addition to this year’s National Happiness Awards family, and we are overjoyed to have their support.