YPO, one of the UK’s largest education and public sector buying organisations, has joined forces with Silvine to launch its “The Big Lottertree” competition, giving a whole class of children the chance to win an adventure with Go Ape.

Running from 18th March to 31st May 2024, YPO invites schools from across the country to enter a national ballot competition, with schools entering simply by purchasing a workbook.

Winners of the competition will be announced 20th June, with funding provided by YPO and Silvine to allow a whole class of children access to enjoy navigating high ropes and ziplines through treetops at Go Ape.

With all UK Go Ape locations accredited for Learning Outside the Classroom, the winning students would also be provided with a team-building and problem-solving skills class.

Martin Armytage, Head of Education Business at YPO said: “As YPO celebrates its 50th anniversary, we wanted to give back to the schools that have been part of our journey over the years. Whether we’ve collaborated over the entire five decades or just the past year, we wanted to say thank you by offering the chance to win an exciting day away from the classroom, allowing students to grow away from their desks.”

To enter the “The Big Lottree” competition and be in with the chance to win a Treetop Adventure at Go Ape for your entire class, teachers or education professionals must simply purchase any Silvine exercise book from YPO between 18th March and 31st May 2024. Each exercise book bought during this period grants automatic entry into the prize draw. The more books bought, the more entries received, therefore schools purchasing multiple exercise books will increase their chances of winning.

YPO is a publicly owned procurement company, and alongside working with the education sector, provides an extensive range of products and services to all public sector organisations, ranging from councils to emergency services. 

Silvine paper stationery is made by Sinclairs, a UK manufacturer based in Yorkshire. Products are made using forest-friendly paper.

Full terms and conditions of the competition can be found at www.ypo.co.uk/ypo50.