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  • nursery children with teacher on Easter egg hunt

    Exciting activities to help you celebrate Easter

    12 March 2020 By Mel Godley - Category Buyer for Arts and Crafts at YPO

    As the Easter holidays approach, activities and crafts are the perfect way to encourage celebrations as well as keep children occupied. We've got you covered with these easy Easter activities to incorporate in your classroom or to celebrate at home!

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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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  • pancakes topped with berries and fruit

    10 healthy alternative choices for Pancake Day

    24 February 2020 By Natalie Griffin - Campaign Manager at YPO

    As pancake day edges closer and closer we have to resist the urge to over-indulge on all things chocolate-y and sugary. But don't worry, we've got you covered with this list of healthy recipes for the tastiest toppings that are guilt-free.

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  • woman using camera to show artwork in class

    Visualisers more than just a presentation tool

    21 February 2020 By Ed Fairfield - Head of Education at Elementary Technology

    A visualiser is a lot more than a presentation tool – it can be used to reduce workload, to improve marking and assessment, to share ideas and to encourage inclusion for all. This blog covers the basics of visualisers and explores more complex ways they can be used to have a real impact on teaching and learning.

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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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  • bright study area in a school

    Attracting students to sixth form using design

    08 January 2020 By Alexandra Wainwright - Furniture and Design Project Manager at YPO

    For each student choosing to attend a sixth form the school receives funding, so schools need to encourage interest amongst students in this progression, but how do you compete with a college?

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  • children running in a field

    Taking a closer look at sustainability

    07 January 2020 By Melissa Bell - Sustainable Procurement Manager at YPO

    Sustainability is a word that most people have heard of, but what does it actually mean?

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  • PE teacher using a tablet in lesson

    Using technology to deliver engaging PE lessons

    05 December 2019 By Nick Powell - PE Specialist and Director of SpiralPE

    We can all see the increased role technology plays in our everyday lives but what about within school and more particularly, PE? Can technology help with delivering engaging PE lessons and at activity clubs, to ensure pupils get the most from PE and physical activity? Can technology help busy teachers when planning PE lessons?

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