London, UK - May 13th, 2005 - Ubisoft, one of the world's leading video game publishers, today announced that it has signed a 3-year UK sponsorship deal with The Educational Infomat Campaign, a campaign that seeks to encourage Internet use within the educational sector by providing free online educational resources from reputable and responsible organisations to support the National Curriculum.
The campaign's website, www.infomat.net, currently has over 25,000 pages of content covering all aspects of education and lifestyle with a target of growing this to over 100,000 pages within a year.
The campaign also provides free resources to schools such as books, software, games, sports equipment and computers. So far the campaign estimates to have donated over £100,000 of equipment and resources to schools with promises of much more to come.
"We are very happy to be sponsoring the Educational Infomat Campaign and giving our support to this important initiative," said Amanda Butt, group brand manager at Ubisoft. "Through Infomat.net we have the opportunity to provide students, teachers and parents with interesting information about video games and show how games can be a valuable educational resource as well as a great source of entertainment."
Martin Green of Infomat.net explains," The purpose of the campaign is to support the National Curriculum in any way possible by providing FREE educational resources both online and in the real world. Teaming up with some of the key players in the gaming industry ensures we can provide up to date information about the latest educational games and developments to all our users. To find out more log on to www.infomat.net."
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