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  • cleaning

    Innovative Cleaning

    24 June 2019 By Jonathan Carr, Assistant Category Buyer - Cleaning and Hygiene

    Before we can evaluate effectiveness of disinfectant, we must first acknowledge what a disinfectant is. Well, a disinfectant is defined as an agent that eliminates any disease causing micro-organisms and their spores. Or, more simply, a liquid chemical that destroys bacteria.

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  • Spark creativity in your school with Calligraphy

    30 April 2019 By Manuscript

    Creativity is within all of us; whether it’s song lyrics, novels or artistry – everyone has the skill to evoke emotion, design a beautiful piece of artwork or write a story. Writing, despite what people keep saying, is still a key life skill for children and adults alike; improving fine motor skills and increasing brain stimulation.

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  • Craft activities for Mother's Day

    06 March 2019 By Amelia Clutton, Category Buyer - Arts, Crafts and Creative Textiles

    Getting children to make take home gifts to coincide with key events is a great way to build relationships with parents. If you wanted to, you could even use this as a fundraising activity and ask parents to buy their child’s creation. With Mother’s Day coming up soon, we’ve provided a couple of fun craft activities you could do with children for this.

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  • How Messy Play is helping children to write

    07 January 2019 By Holly, Little Learners Southport

    Little Learners is a multi award winning messy play and mark making company with over 30 franchises across the country. We are always looking for the best, most exciting products to use in our classes, which look great and are versatile for the children to make marks in. Mark making is at the heart of our mission and what we focus all of our messy play classes and activities on!

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  • Top 7 ways to make your Pritt Sticks go further

    12 December 2018 By David Garrod – Senior Category Manager – Pritt (Henkel)

    Every teacher knows the feeling. There’s three weeks of term to go and you’ve got nothing but four Pritt Sticks and a bit of willpower to get you and your 30 children through that big craft project coming up. You plead with the powers that be to get some brand new ones, but the budget’s all gone for the term.

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  • Furniture

    Using furniture to create engaging environments

    10 October 2018 By Stephanie Knox - Marketing Executive at Godfrey Syrett

    We spend a lot of time at work – 75% of the week, for your typical office worker. It makes sense, then; to have an office environment that’s conducive to staff well-being, that they will engage with, and which suits the task at hand. Here are five handy tips for using furniture to create an engaging office environment.

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  • YPO parachute 1

    Product review: YPO Parachute Kit

    30 October 2017 By Anita and Mark from Ace Early Years

    There’s so many exciting ways you can use a parachute! They’re a fun and versatile resource for developing gross motor skills and improving coordination through collaborative physical play.

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  • Demonstration clock

    Our top 10 own brand products

    14 February 2017 By Richard Tinker, Head of Trading

    Our Head of Trading Richard Tinker recommends top 10 YPO own brand products

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  • Interactive flat panel

    Enhancing teaching with interactive technologies

    01 February 2017 By Amy Shelley - Buyer for ICT, AV and Business Machines

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  • Linda Cregan - CEO at Children

    You are what you eat but what about where you eat?

    08 July 2016 By Linda Cregan, CEO - Children’s Food Trust

    Several years ago, we commissioned some research to explore how the environment in which children eat a school lunch affects their perception of the experience.

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