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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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  • bright study area in a school

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • secondary class experimenting during science lesson

    Top tips for running secondary science practicals

    07 November 2019 By Deborah Roberts - International education consultant, author and trainer

    Organising a class of young people can be a daunting prospect in any lesson. Introduce chemicals and a Bunsen burner to the mix for example and it can be a bit of a challenge to say the least.

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  • tennis ball and leaves in guttering

    Five cleaning tips to help you prepare for winter

    04 November 2019 By Jonathan Carr - YPO Assistant Category Buyer, Cleaning and Hygiene

    The dark nights are starting to close in, which can mean only one thing, winter is coming! Here’s our top five cleaning tips to help you with the winter months.

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  • two primary school children playing badminton

    Your updated guide to the PE and sports premium

    31 October 2019 By Gemma Maw - Sports Category Buyer at YPO

    In April, the Department for Education confirmed that the £320 million PE and Sport Premium for primary schools, would continue in the 2019-2020 academic year. The aim of the funding is to help improve the health of future generations.

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  • broadband router

    What to look for when choosing broadband

    23 October 2019 By John Jackson - CEO at London Grid for Learning

    What should a school be looking for with its broadband service? It clearly depends on several factors. Broadband is not just broadband, just because it says 100 MBPS, doesn’t mean that what one provider delivers is the same as another.

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