Nelson Education Ltd.

February 23, 2011 15:48 ET

Canadian Schools Can Catch Final Opportunity to Win With Nelson Education's $5000 Nelson School Central Giveaway

Final Draw on February 28th Presents Special Offer for Schools to Double Their Chances of Winning

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 23, 2011) - Annette LeFort, teacher at Nova Scotia's NDA School, and Darren Fradette, Principal of St. Anne School in Saskatchewan, were announced respectively as the December 2010 and January 2011 winners of the NelsonSchoolCentral.com $5000 giveaway. Only one more $5000 prize remains to be drawn at the end of February. To celebrate the conclusion of the contest, registrants in the final week (February 21st through to midnight on February 28th) will receive double entries to increase their chances to win.

LeFort and Fradette revealed their project plans for investing their winnings in diverse educational tools for their schools, including: laptops; a digital camera; a set of atlases; and Nelson Literacy solutions, including professional development and guided reading resources.

"The NelsonSchoolCentral.com giveaway has been quite an experience for us," said Michael Boughner, Executive Director of Marketing, School Division. "We wanted it to reflect our mission of enabling the success of Canadian students and educators. Since the launch of the contest, we've heard wonderful stories from teachers and school staff excited about the projects and programs they could create with this funding, and have been impressed by the breadth and scope of their ideas. We're extremely honoured by the educational professionals who, when given free rein to spend their win on any resources they want, have chosen to put money towards Nelson Education solutions such as Nelson Literacy. We're also very excited to find out who our final winner is. It's been a very well-received and exciting contest!"

The deadline to enter the final draw for $5000 is February 28th, 2011. For more information and to register, visit www.nelsonschoolcentral.com. For full details on the giveaway contest, including updates on all of the winners, visit www.nelson.com/win5000.

About Nelson Education Ltd.

Nelson Education Ltd. is Canada's leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages. Nelson values and respects the lifelong learning continuum and dedicates its business efforts to the diverse learning needs of students and educators alike. In addition to its English language publishing, Nelson also supports French Language learning markets through Groupe Modulo, its Quebec based publishing business.

About Nelson School Central

Nelson School Central is the home of Canadian K-12 learning, with over 15,000 school resources. The website combines shopping with additional content and features such as videos, samples, wish lists and catalogue creation. Educators, parents and students can access high quality educational materials in a customizable website experience by visiting www.nelsonschoolcentral.com.

About Nelson Literacy

Nelson Literacy is a series of integrated, comprehensive literacy resources developed for Canadian Kindergarten to Grade 10 classrooms. Nelson Literacy is based on decades of extensive research, and uses proven-effective instructional approaches to support students' literacy learning. Delivering unparalleled student engagement through high-interest topics and themes, Nelson Literacy ensures complete coverage of provincial Language Arts curricula, while also providing cross-curricular links to Science, Social Studies, and Health topics. For more information, visit www.nelsonliteracy.com.

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