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  • young girl playing with paint and glitter

    Celebrating Chinese New Year with arts and crafts

    15 January 2020 By Melanie Godley - Category Buyer for Arts, Crafts and Creative Textiles at YPO

    Full of bright and lively celebrations, 2020's Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Help your youngsters understand the importance of discovering Chinese culture and mythology as well as bringing good luck into the new year!

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    Attracting students to sixth form using design

    08 January 2020 By Alexandra Wainwright - Furniture and Design Project Manager at YPO

    For each student choosing to attend a sixth form the school receives funding, so schools need to encourage interest amongst students in this progression, but how do you compete with a college?

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  • children running in a field

    Taking a closer look at sustainability

    07 January 2020 By Melissa Bell - Sustainable Procurement Manager at YPO

    Sustainability is a word that most people have heard of, but what does it actually mean?

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  • elderly woman in room with painting and window

    Relieving the symptoms of dementia through design

    06 January 2020 By Emma Quinn - Furniture and Design Project Manager at YPO

    Dementia is an umbrella term for many different diseases that affect the mind. Because of this, people with Dementia can suffer from a variety of different symptoms and side effects. Little changes in their environment can relieve the pressures of daily life in the long term for all kinds of people with Dementia.

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  • colourful books on bookshelf

    How reading can boost your mental health

    19 December 2019 By Sam Watling - Project Manager at YPO

    Statistics say that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year and in readiness of ‘Time to Talk Day’, I have been looking into how reading can boost your mental health; a practice referred to as bibliotherapy.

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  • PE teacher using a tablet in lesson

    Using technology to deliver engaging PE lessons

    05 December 2019 By Nick Powell - PE Specialist and Director of SpiralPE

    We can all see the increased role technology plays in our everyday lives but what about within school and more particularly, PE? Can technology help with delivering engaging PE lessons and at activity clubs, to ensure pupils get the most from PE and physical activity? Can technology help busy teachers when planning PE lessons?

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  • inside of school bus

    Safeguarding students on the school run

    04 December 2019 By Dominic Kalantary - Director at Vectare

    When reference is made to the “pupil journey”, most educators instinctively think of a child’s progress upward through their school. But for the students themselves, the most relevant journey to them on a day to day basis is the one that they make from home to school, and back again, five days a week.

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  • YPO world of procurement figure

    Understanding the many phrases of procurement

    03 December 2019 By Matthew Larkin - Digital Marketing Officer at YPO

    There are many complicated terms and acronyms when it comes to procurement, so we rounded up the information to help people understand it a little better!

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  • man and woman reading a contract

    Understanding the world of consultancy

    03 December 2019 By Lucy Simpson - Category Buyer for Corporate Services at YPO

    Last month we held a webinar introducing Consultancy+, the supplier of the new YPO framework; Managing Consultancy and Professional Services. We have pulled together some of the FAQs featured in this webinar below, as a handy guide for you.

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  • a series of plants growing with different students names on

    Top Tips for an Eco-Friendly Classroom

    19 November 2019 By Matthew Larkin - Digital Marketing Officer at YPO

    Here are some useful tips to implement in the classroom to make students more environmentally conscious and to help them make changes.

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