Get involved with the Great British Classroom

The Great British Classroom is an initiative of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), the trade body representing 400+ of the UK’s world leading education companies.

Running as part of exhibitions showcasing the world’s best education products and services, the Great British Classroom recreates an entire classroom on the exhibition floor. Filled with cutting-edge EdTech and classroom materials, teachers will deliver live lessons with students from the local country, making it a lively and engaging addition to any exhibition.


Do you sign up to the BESA Code of Practice? All BESA members and Launchpad companies alike are eligible to participate in the Great British Classroom. If you’re interested in working with BESA to bring your products to life at exhibitions around the world, showing how applicable they are to a local market and how engaging they are to pupils, then do get in touch. Click here for details of upcoming Great British Classrooms. Contact William Prieto-Parra to discuss how you can get involved.

Event Organisers

Do you run events or exhibitions with schools? Why not work with the Great British Classroom and showcase the best British educational products in a unique, engaging way. BESA works with event organisers the world over to use the GBC concept to bring exhibitions to life. Contact William Prieto-Parra to discuss how you can host a Great British Classroom.

What the Great British Classroom service covers:

  • An immersive classroom experience

The Great British Classroom provides a themed classroom event covering the entirety of the British 0-16 education phase. The classroom design and layout furniture, classroom resources, educational technology and learning support environment will be tailored to suit your events programme, covering each of the British National Curriculum Key stages, EY/Foundation stage/KS1 and KS2 covering the primary education phase and KS3 and KS4 covering secondary and GCSE phases. The classroom furniture and design will be changed to reflect the changing ages and needs of the pupils.

  • End-to-end liaison between UK National Leaders of Education

BESA will carry out all liaison with top-level Government accredited ‘National Leaders of Education’ to develop lesson plans drawn and reflecting the very best of current educational practice in the United Kingdom.

  • Wrap-around support to identify and select resources to each event

BESA will identify and select the best UK curriculum and classroom equipment and resources to support each lesson. Individual lesson requirements can be tailored according to the local market requirements. BESA will manage and liaise with UK companies to carry out this service and associated logistics.

  • Freight and storage

BESA will arrange and manage the freight and storage of the resources between the UK and within markets.

  • Pre and post event marketing

BESA will support exhibitors with the marketing of the Great British Classroom roadshow and has an extensive track record in gaining strong PR coverage for events.