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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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  • Toner

    Benefits of a high yield toner cartridge

    07 July 2016 By Vicky Walker, Account Manager - ACS

    There are many benefits of swapping your standard toner for a high yield toner cartridge particularly if you do a lot of printing in your business. Discover the benefits in this guest blog from ACS.

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  • Glue stick

    Do you have any glue sticks?

    07 July 2016 By Nikki Burch, Programme Manager - FundEd

    We all know that austerity measures have been forcing schools to explore alternative ways to fund resources, but when my husband, a secondary Maths Teacher, paid to have a box of glue sticks delivered to home, I knew that things had got serious.

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  • Girl Writing

    Do we still need exercise books?

    26 April 2016 By John Goldthorpe, Category Buyer - Paper

    Yesterday marked the start of National Stationery Week (25th April – 1st May 2016), seven days of celebrating the many wonders of the stationery world.

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  • Harlesden Primary

    UK schools to benefit from £2 million profit share

    02 December 2015 By David Lunn, Blog Editor

    Thousands of schools across the country are benefitting from a share of £2 million as part of our unique share of profits scheme.

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  • Get talking

    Put down your pens and get talking

    07 October 2015 By Natalie Griffin, Campaign and Communications Manager

    Today sees the return of the No Pens Day initiative which encourages schools to put down their pens and pencils for an entire day and focus on other forms of communication in the classroom.

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  • Rugby

    The five life lessons of rugby

    24 September 2015 By Charlie Holland, Sales & Marketing Apprentice

    Last Friday saw the start of the eighth Rugby World Cup, hosted for the first time by England on its own. With the spotlight temporarily on the sport, what life lessons can it really teach us?

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  • Roald Dahl Character Costumes

    Resources to celebrate the world of Roald Dahl

    21 September 2015 By Ash Cartwright, Buyer - Curriculum

    Back in the summer, two of Roald Dahl’s novels were selected in a list of ten novels that children “must read before leaving primary school”. In today’s blog we celebrate his fantastic reads with some of our favourite Dahl resources.

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  • The End

    The death of the textbook?

    27 August 2015 By David Clinton, Business Manager - Education, Learning & Office Supplies

    On 9 July at the UK’s Global Education Reform Summit in Westminster, one of Barack Obama’s top education advisers announced to the audience that textbooks are “outdated as soon as they are printed”, and urged schools on both sides of the Atlantic to get rid of textbooks in the next five years.

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  • Red Cross

    Are the days of the red pen numbered?

    03 July 2015 By Sherie Hardy, Assistant Buyer - Stationery

    The red pen is facing a number of competitors in the marker’s stationery drawer. Does this mean its days as the favourite colour for marking work are about to come to an end?

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