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You can’t do craft without a bit of Bostik and the makers of the sticky essential are launching their latest competition awarding the creativity of primary school children.

Beginning on April 22, the Bostik Smart Schools program provides primary schools across the country the chance to win a share in $21,000 worth of grants and prizes.

Smart Schools encourages kids to get creative and enter a unique craft project inspired by this year’s theme – environment and sustainability.

There are three $5000 grants up for grabs, one for the winner of each age group category: 5-8 years, 9-10 years and 11-13 years.

Additionally, runners up in each category will receive a $1000 Bostik product pack and the People’s Choice Award will receive a $3000 grant.

This is the second year of the program, which saw more than 960 entries from 306 schools in 2018.

Schools have until July 14, 2019 to submit their projects, with winners announced by 26 July. Bostik is calling on all Australian primary schools to get creative and enter!

Last year Edgeworth school’s winning submission (above) was created by eight students aged 10-11, supported by personalised learning teacher Mandii Graham. 

Inspired by Bostik’s brand logo, their entry included a large green Gecko, affectionately named 'Sticky'. The creation was brought to life using balloons for the mould, lots of Bostik’s School Glue PVA, glitter, and Bostik’s Fine & Wide Glue. One hour was set aside every Friday afternoon for six weeks to complete the project. 

“We thought the best way to show off what glue can do was to make something soft, like wool, turn hard and keep its form by itself. After considering a few different shapes and looking at what balloons we could use as moulds, we decided a Bostik gecko might give us the winning edge,” Graham says.

"The grant will go a long way towards providing our students with new and improved resources to support the creative and performing arts syllabus."

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