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

  • jubilee celebrations in the classroom

    Creative classroom activities fit for a Queen

    23 May 2022 By Luke Jones - Brand Manager at BIC

    This year, we are really in luck, because Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee – that’s 70 years of service to Great Britain! And it has been lighting up imaginations everywhere. So here are our top ideas for creative learning and expressions in the classroom, as we mark this historic moment.

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  • national stationery week celebrations

    Celebrate National Stationery Week with Staedtler

    16 May 2022 By Staedtler

    With National Stationery Week coming up, we’ve put together a list of fun activities to try in the classroom to help celebrate and encourage children to get involved.

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  • children drawing in classroom

    How to create a calm classroom using mindfulness

    09 May 2022 By Berol

    Mindfulness is about training the brain to focus on the present moment rather than worrying about past or future events which may or may not happen. It encourages a person to switch on all of their senses to foster greater awareness, attention and curiosity of what is happening now. Try our fun mindfulness activity to help support a calm classroom.

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  • children in a classroom crafting

    Easy classroom crafting with POSCA

    05 May 2022 By Ella Johnston - Creative Content at Mitsubishi Pencil Co.

    Get creative in the classroom with our simple to follow crafting activities, ideal for a range of age groups. Make use of our POSCA paint markers in the classroom for easy, mess-free painting.

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  • children celebrating earth day

    Celebrate Earth Day with Pritt

    19 April 2022 By The YPO Team

    Get crafty this Earth Day with the help of Pritt! Pritt strives to bring schools, homes and offices around the world the best crafting solutions possible, whilst caring for our planet. Celebrate Earth Day by creating a fun earth mobile.

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  • girl in classroom drawing

    Top 10 saving tips on classroom stationery

    04 April 2022 By The YPO Team

    Stationery is a staple in the classroom, but with stocks needing topping up frequently, the costs can quickly add up. Explore our top tips to help you save money on your stationery purchases.

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  • child making easter craft

    Make your own Easter crown with Pritt

    22 March 2022 By The YPO Team

    Easter is all about family, food, and CRAFTING! That’s why Pritt has created a free downloadable crafting guide to inspire you to get crafty in the classroom this Easter! Explore Pritt’s simple-to-make crown craft for Easter, for the perfect classroom craft activity.

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  • children making mother

    Get crafty with Pritt this Mother's Day

    18 March 2022 By The YPO Team

    Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show your appreciation to those who are special to you, and there is no gift quite as special as something handmade! Explore our easy-to-make flower craft for Mother’s Day with Pritt for the perfect handmade gift.

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  • Making maths magical through play

    Making maths magical through play

    18 March 2022 By Learn Well

    Make it sparkly and twinkly, make it squidgy and smelly, make it natural and textured. Let children use real things and lots of them. Let them hold them, move them, squish them, smell them, describe them and yes, count them. Doing the same thing in lots of different ways, using all of the senses, will build a strong sense of number: the awesome one, the tantalising two, the thunderous three, the fabulous four!

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  • children with mother

    Craft activities for Mother's Day

    16 March 2022 By Amelia Clutton, Category Buyer - Arts, Crafts and Creative Textiles

    Getting children to make gifts to coincide with key events is a wonderful way to build relationships with parents. 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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