Gratnells SortED wins Teach Early Years Award
Gratnells is pleased to announce that its new SortED tray insert system has just picked up a Teach Early Years Award in the Early Exploration category. The awards have been held annually for several years and winning one is a reflection of not only product quality but usefulness and suitability in each setting. The judges commented that SortED is a “genius addition to the Gratnells range” and a “fantastically original resource!”
Gratnells SortED tray insert system was launched in 2020. The inserts are designed to work with shallow and deep Gratnells trays. Shallow trays can be divided between two and eight sections whilst deep trays can be divided up into as many as 16 sections over two layers.
SortED inserts are ideal in many lessons. Their shape makes for easy deployment of resources which can help to reduce set-up and take-down time. They are useful in early years settings where they can help children to investigate, select and sort more easily into the different sized inserts by colour, size and shape and are perfect as a maths manipulative. The bright colours in the SortED range lend themselves to early years environments and STEAM activities whilst the charcoal colour inserts are perfect for secondary STEM or D&T classes. Being made from strong and easy to clean polypropylene, they are also dishwasher safe.
Importantly, the bright colours have the added benefit of an antimicrobial additive to reduce surface contamination between usual cleaning routines. This additive is effective for the lifetime of the product. It is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral and provides another layer of protection where the sharing of resources is difficult to control.