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Winners Announced:
The Canvas Space Programme

Canvas announces winning UK and Ireland schools for the “Canvas Space Programme” at Bett

London, UK — 23 January, 2015 — Instructure, the creators of Canvas Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), today announces the winners of its “Canvas Space Programme” celebrating its launch into UK and Ireland schools. Instructure opened its London office in March 2014 and now has 44 universities, colleges and schools using Canvas, including the University of Birmingham and King Alfred School, London.

As part of its UK and Ireland launch, Instructure created a competition to give away 10 space kits to 10 lucky schools. To apply for a space kit and become part of the Canvas Space Programme, teachers were invited to submit a 60 second video with their class, telling Canvas why they should win.

The Canvas Space Programme offers pupils at winning schools the opportunity to embark on their very own scientific explorations and to capture extraordinary footage of the earth with their miniature space capsules. Canvas is sending winning participants everything they need to send a capsule to space, including a flight computer, a state-of-the-art camera, GPS, a parachute and a space blanket (Martian defence ray not included).

The Space Programme winners are:

  1. Upton Primary School, Pontefract, West Yorkshire
  2. Brook Field Primary School, Shaw, Swindon, Wiltshire
  3. Spring Hill High School, Birmingham
  4. Kells and Connor Primary School, Ballymena, Co Antrim
  5. Idsall School, Shifnal, Shropshire
  6. Gatley Academy Trust, Cheadle
  7. Oasis Academy Harpur Mount, Manchester
  8. The Dorcan Academy, Covingham, Swindon
  9. Ladygrove Primary School, Dawley, Telford
  10. Otley All Saints Primary School, Otley, Yorkshire

After over-seeing the competitive judging process, Kenny Nicholl, Director EMEA Sales at Canvas by Instructure, commented, “Canvas received incredible applications from schools all across the UK, and our winners were chosen based on their creative submissions, which captured our philosophy for innovation. Picking our winning space cadets was no easy feat for our panel of experts, and we can’t wait to see the results when these schools launch their very own space missions — it’s time to bring science and technology to (extra-terrestrial) life!”

Instructure launched Canvas in February 2011 and has since attracted more than 1,000 institutions. Today it supports more than 16 million teachers and students from around the world. Its London office services the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) education markets. To keep learning, visit

About Instructure
Instructure, Inc. developed the Canvas virtual learning environment to make teaching and learning easier for everyone, everywhere. Canvas empowers learning in every context with open, usable SaaS technologies. And through Canvas Network, Instructure provides a cloud platform where teachers, learners, and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development, and academic inquiry.

Devin Knighton, Director of Public Relations at Instructure
(801) 722-8187 |
Twitter: @devinknighton |

Katie Tidmarsh, Hotwire PR
Tel: 0207 608 8368 |

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