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  • teacher presenting to class

    How to make the most of your whiteboard markers

    30 May 2022 By Wendy Vickery - Marketing Manager at Pentel

    Whiteboard markers play such a large role in both classroom and office settings, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting the most for your money. Explore our top tips for stretching the life of your markers.

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  • Woman and girl gardening

    Get started with your school allotment

    25 May 2022 By The YPO Team

    With the increased emphasis on healthy eating, school allotments are becoming more popular. Getting children involved in growing fruit and vegetables gives them an understanding of where their food comes from. It’s an exciting way for them to combine this with the school kitchen, so that they can plant, grow and eat their own food.

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  • Children drawing on a chalkboard

    Five things you should know about Singapore Maths

    17 May 2022 By The YPO Team

    Maths Mastery, or Singapore Maths as it’s more commonly known, was first seen in UK schools in 2014. The term, originally coined in the US, describes an approach developed in Singapore, using a three-step learning process.

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    Managing your stationery budget sustainably

    17 May 2022 By Wendy Vickery - Marketing Manager at Pentel

    The need to make sustainable decisions is more prevalent than ever, especially when it comes to stationery. Explore our top tips for making the most of your stationery budget whilst keeping sustainability in mind.

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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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  • dining furniture solutions

    How to achieve the right dining furniture solution

    10 May 2022 By Spaceright

    Buying dining furniture for your school is an investment, so it is important that you achieve a solution that best meets your needs.

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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 writing in the classroom

    10 ways to make writing fun

    28 April 2022 By Stabilo

    Explore our top tips for encouraging children to get writing, by making the experience fun and enjoyable. Many children find writing boring so getting them to sit down and do writing exercises can be impossible.

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  • children in the classroom

    Promoting mental wellbeing in the classroom

    27 April 2022 By Educational Advantage

    Mental wellbeing is a subject that has become a lot more prevalent in recent years - not only in our personal lives but in our work and education too. Being constrained to our homes with the copious amounts of pressure that was put upon us have only contributed to our stresses and the state of our wellbeing.

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