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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

  • Christmas Catalogue Production

    Behind the Scenes: Getting ready for Xmas 2015!

    15 June 2015 By Liz Stringer, Marketing Services Manager

    You heard right - preparation is already underway for our 2015 Christmas campaign, and yes, that means glitter, snow and reindeers in spring!

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  • Father

    What do dads really want for Father's Day?

    11 June 2015 By Natalie Griffin, Campaign and Communications Manager

    Many of us struggle with knowing what to buy our dads, probably because we think they're hard to buy for or already have everything. The standard gifts of slippers, aftershave and cufflinks are often exhausted after a few years. So what would they really like?

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  • School Meals

    Making healthy school meals matter

    29 May 2015 By Lynda Overton, Content Author

    In anticipation of BNF Healthy Eating Week (1-5 June) we take a closer look at the issue of healthy school meals and how to engage children in choosing healthier food options.

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  • Questions on Blackboard

    What's next for education under a new government?

    19 May 2015 By Paul Smith, Executive Director

    As the dust settles after the General Election and David Cameron’s new cabinet is appointed, we take a look at what the next five years may bring for the education system under a Conservative Government.

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  • Revision

    Tips to help you survive the exam season

    11 May 2015 By Natalie Griffin, Campaign and Communications Manager

    The next few months are often consumed by test stress and exam anxiety. But don't be a revision recluse; try our tips to get you through the examination season.

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  • Sport Literacy

    How to improve physical literacy in children

    29 April 2015 By Louise Hardcastle, Assistant Buyer - Sports, Early Years & Special Needs

    We focus on the key topic of PE and sport in schools, and provide some useful ideas on how to help your pupils be physically literate.

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  • YPO Big Day 2015

    A day of celebration in a revitalised local venue

    17 April 2015 By Phil Taylor, Design Unit Manager

    Last week we held a staff event at the beautifully restored Unity Works venue in Wakefield city centre, once famed for its events but disused for over a decade.

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  • Pen and scroll

    Revive a dying art and pen your own Magna Carta

    15 April 2015 By Steve Sefton, Buyer - Stationery

    To mark National Stationery Week (27 April-3 May) we show you a creation to celebrate the power of the written word.

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  • Hand Washing

    Simple hand hygiene tips to reduce school absences

    09 April 2015 By Kelly Snee, Buyer - Cleaning

    We all know how important it is to wash our hands. But every day, thousands of children are absent from school due to minor illnesses, often spread through poor hand hygiene.

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  • Easter image

    Egg-citing Easter inspiration for the classroom

    19 March 2015 By Ruth Woolin, Content Author

    Easter is one of the most important celebrations in the Christian calendar, and with it only a couple of weeks away; we have put together a few ideas to help you make it a fun Easter for the kids.

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