About Spark Island
Spark Island is owned by Spark Learning Limited. This company was founded in 1999 as a very early "dot-com" company by three people: Tom Davy, Nick Kind and Noelle Leaf. We succeeded in building one of the first internet sites which used very high quality cartoon games to teach and practice specific parts of the curriculum, accompanied by a "toolkit" of printable materials and suggestions to integrate the games into classrooms. We had immense fun devising three cartoon worlds, their characters and their stories, and working with teachers all over the UK to make the site work in their everyday lives.

Whilst Spark Island itself was critically acclaimed (we were nominated both for a BETT award and an interactive BAFTA), over time the company became more of a consultancy business, specialising in the development of educational software and digital strategy. Eventually Nick bought back the company from its venture capital investors and ran it on his own for a number of years, working with organisations such as the BBC and Rising Stars. In 2009 one of Spark Learning's biggest clients, Macmillan Publishers, asked Nick to join them. At that time the consultancy business was stopped but Spark Island remained. Compared to 1999, it is now incomparably cheaper to run websites, so Nick has decided to make Spark Island available for free with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (see links below for exactly what this means). The idea is that schools, teachers, parents and children all over the world can continue to enjoy Spark Island and its activities. Spread the word!
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Like many websites, Spark Island stores a small amount of information on your hard drive to track what people are doing on our site (we use something called Google Analytics for this). This allows us to find out what people are doing on our site (that way we can improve things). We don't store any information which can identify you personally. If you want to know more about cookies, and how you can prevent their use, we recommend the BBC's pages on the subject which you can visit by clicking on: http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy/cookies/about/
Contact us
You can get in touch by emailing us at info@sparklearning.com or writing to: Spark Learning Limited, The Studio, Fairacre, Goring-on-Thames, Reading RG8 9BU, United Kingdom.