It's approaching Christmas, so here's the first in a list of 12 "Christmas presents" - some free software, some free resources, and details of some of the projects we sponsor in education.

Earlier this month we took part in the launch of the Wembley Study Centre - A new, state-of-the-art Playing for Success study support centre which provides exciting new learning opportunities for the young people of Brent. The flagship centre, named 'The Learning Zone', is physically based inside the new national stadium and will provide a unique, innovative and inspirational learning environment for young people in the local area during out of school hours. The Learning Zone @ Wembley Stadium is a joint endeavour between Brent Council, The Department of Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and Wembley Stadium. Microsoft – the Stadium's Founding Partner – contributed the software and some hardware for the room which will provide an open and flexible learning environment, using state-of-the-art technology and fun and creative interactive exercises.

More details at the Wembley website