Win your school a session with a stereotype-smashing author!

We are thrilled to announce an exciting prize draw for Supporter schools who teach Key Stage 2, thanks to educational publishers, Collins. If you have registered as a Supporter and submit you Initiator plan by Friday 29 March 2019, your school can be entered into a prize draw to win a visit from Lisa Rajan, author of the Tara Binns books. This new series, within whole-school reading programme Collins Big Cat, explores STEM careers with a female protagonist.

Filled with exciting fast paced adventures, each book explores a different STEM career through the eyes of Tara and her friends. Tara is transported into another world based upon the uniforms in her dressing-up box. The books present a positive female role model, broaden horizons and promote the benefits of gender parity in the working world.

Tara Binns

The author Lisa Rajan is a scientist herself: she has a BSc in Biotechnology and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College. She has worked in scientific research, scientific publishing and medical copywriting, and was previously an elected member on Southwark Council.

The winning school of this prize draw will receive:

  • A visit from Lisa Rajan including an engaging and interactive session for the children which involves reading one of her books, the children dressing up in some of the costumes for the careers featured in the books and discussing jobs.

  • Six signed copies of the following Collins Big Cat Tara Binns books: High-Flying Pilot, Double-Quick Doctor and Big Idea Engineer.

The books are geared towards the Key Stage 2 curriculum which is why this prize draw is limited to schools with Key Stage 2 pupils. We plan to have similar opportunities for early years, secondary schools and further education colleges, throughout the coming year.

To enter the prize draw, all you have to do is register as a Supporter and confirm your entry on your Initiator plan, which must be submitted to by 23:00 on Friday 29 March 2019. There will be a tickbox on the Initiator plan to confirm your entry into the prize draw and acceptance of the terms and conditions below.

For further information on this prize draw please read our terms and conditions below.

Gender Action: Prize Draw Terms & Conditions

Promoter is the Institute of Physics of 37 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9BU (“IOP”). No purchase necessary. The draw will close on 29 March 2019. You must have registered to be a Supporter of Gender Action and submitted your Initiator documentation via email to by 23:00 U.K. time on the closing date to be entered into the draw. This draw is only for schools within the Greater London Authority. The draw will take place within 30 days of the closing date. We will inform the winner by contacting them by email. If IOP cannot contact a winner within 90 days of the draw, it shall have the right to declare the entry void and to draw a new winner. IOP’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Only schools with Key Stage 2 pupils may enter this prize draw. Only one entry per school. All entrants must be over 18 and have the right to enter.

IOP can change or withdraw these terms without notice and can refuse any entry. No entries allowed from IOP employees or anyone connected with the competition, including their immediate families. All valid entries have an equal chance of winning. Only one prize will be drawn. No cash alternative.

All costs are the winner’s responsibility. Personal data will be processed by IOP in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 see for further details. These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and the English Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any disputes which may arise under them.

NewsGeorgina Phillips