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

  • School sign

    Diary of a head teacher

    19 September 2018 By Sash Hamidi - Head teacher, Priestmead Primary School

    We're pleased to welcome Sash Hamidi from Priestmead Primary School, who gives an insight into cross-curricular learning in his school.

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  • Boy with magnifying glass

    Why do we teach science?

    19 September 2018 By Hester Binge - Education consultant and trainer, specialising in science and wellbeing

    Why do we teach science? Ok so it’s on the national curriculum but we teach it because it helps us understand and connect to the world we inhabit. We have, at some point in our busy lives wondered about the world that surrounds us. Why does the sea come in and out? How do the trees know when to lose their leaves? How come we lose our sense of taste when we get a cold? That’s why science can be truly cross–curricular. It can be the language we use to access other learning. Many other subjects need science to help them be understood.

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  • Category Manager - ICT Innovation

    Meet the Category Manager - Ash Cartwright

    17 September 2018 By Ash Cartwright - Category Manager

    Ashley joined YPO nine years ago and is a Category Manager for ICT Innovation in the Procurement Services team.

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  • National Fitness Day

    13 September 2018 By Gemma Maw, Buyer for Sports and SEN

    A sedentary lifestyle is becoming ever increasing in children’s everyday life. We’re told that children and teenagers should get a minimum of 60 minutes physical activity every day, but we all know that it’s sometimes easier said than done - especially when phones, TV and games consoles are so easily accessible. This, along with the growing obesity rate in the UK, getting children moving and being aware of the importance of fitness is so important now more than ever.

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  • The Sheephouse Way

    03 September 2018 By Gail Farquhar - Manager at Sheephouse Nursery

    We’re pleased to welcome Gail Farquhar, manager at Sheephouse Nursery as our guest blogger.

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  • Quick money saving tips for your school's energy

    05 July 2018 By Steve Sefton, Category Buyer for Energy

    Teachers and school business managers across the country are all constantly facing pressures to save money and be more efficient. But have you thought about how you can save money by lowering your energy bills?

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  • CEO Nicky Chance Thompson from The Piece Hall

    An educational partnership with The Piece Hall

    01 May 2018 By Nicky Chance-Thompson, Chief Executive of The Piece Hall

    The Piece Hall Trust is proud to be partnering with our friends at YPO who have been hugely supportive of our very valuable education programme, working with schools to teach youngsters about the fascinating heritage of The Piece Hall in Halifax.

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  • Everything Curriculum

    Easy ways to take maths outside

    26 April 2018 By Juliet Robertson - Education consultant, specialising in outdoor learning

    To undertake maths work outside does not rely on expensive outdoor resources or the purchasing of a special kit.

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  • egg marbling

    Easter craft ideas

    06 March 2018 By Heather Millard, Campaign Manager

    Let your children experiment with marbling inks with these lovely Easter themed activities.

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  • Bigjig blog

    Six steps to imaginative play in early years

    01 March 2018 By Jasmin Hayes, Bigjigs Toys

    Children as young as 12 months can begin experimenting with imaginative play, but what does it really mean for the little ones?

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