Blog

Keep up to date with the latest news and views in the YPO Blog RSS Feed

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

  • Handwashing

    Five ways to make handwashing fun

    08 December 2016 By Kelly Snee - Category buyer, Cleaning

    We all know how important it is for adults and kids to wash their hands. Everyday thousands of children are absent from school due to minor illnesses, often spread through poor hand hygiene.

    Read more
  • Pupils dressed up as their favourite Roald Dahl characters

    YPO announces partnership with Roald Dahl Estate

    05 July 2016 By Fiona Wilkins, Corporate Communications Manager

    YPO, the UK’s largest publicly owned buying organisation, has joined hands with The Roald Dahl Literary Estate to sponsor the 100th birthday celebrations of the world’s No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl.

    Read more
  • 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.

    Read more
  • 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.

    Read more
  • 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Summit in Westminster, one of Barack Obama’s top education advisers announced to the audience that textbooks are “outdated as soon as they are printed”, and urged schools on both sides of the Atlantic to get rid of textbooks in the next five years.

    Read more