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  • young boy holding football

    Top of the Sports - most loved products of 2019

    02 March 2020 By Matthew Pinder - Assistant Buyer of Sports at YPO

    Keeping up with the latest school sports trends is a vital way to engage students in your physical education lessons. Check out our countdown of the top 10 most loved sports equipment and products from 2019 to inspire your next class!

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  • teenage girl in engineering class

    Inspiring our secondary school science students

    27 February 2020 By Deborah Roberts - International education consultant, author and trainer

    We need to entertain, inspire and enthuse our future scientists. Our world wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have modern medicine, technology and of course the latest mobile phone. But how do we engage all secondary school students in science?

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  • soil sampling

    Celebrate our diverse planet in secondary science

    26 February 2020 By Deborah Roberts - International education consultant, author and trainer

    This year’s chosen theme for British Science Week 2020 is the diversity of our planet. We've compiled a few simple science activities surrounding the theme to help you celebrate at your secondary school.

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  • balloon powered car

    Useful activities to make STEM teaching fun!

    17 February 2020 By Rachael Lythe - Category Buyer for Curriculum at YPO

    Science, technology, engineering and maths: STEM projects and activities are proving to be a great way to encourage teamwork, problem-solving and creative based learning in the classroom. We have put together some easy activities using recycled materials to help get you started.

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  • children meditating in gymnasium

    Meditation and mindfulness for children

    23 January 2020 By Suzanne Shenderey - Hypnotherapist and mindfulness teacher

    Mindfulness allows children to cultivate a greater awareness of others, the world and themselves. All children need to learn how to pay attention, focus and concentrate, listen and learn and to be wise in relationships with themselves (their thoughts and emotions) and others.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • young children collecting recycling box

    How my daughter taught me about recycling

    25 September 2019 By Linsey Boyle- Early Years Campaign Manager at YPO

    My name is Linsey, I am one of the campaign managers here at YPO and I have recently been developing one of our newest early years resources - the Little Learners magazine! For this I am continuously inspired by my 5 year old daughter.

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