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

  • Get crafty with nature

    Five easy to make nature crafts

    15 June 2022 By The YPO Team

    Readily available and free of charge, what could be better than to spark the imaginations of your little learners than the humble stick? From paintbrushes to mini dens, we have put together a selection of craft activities that make use of this versatile and natural resource. All you need are a few supplies and a lot of imagination!

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  • Washing vegetables

    The importance of food hygiene in the kitchen

    13 June 2022 By James Blaxland, Business Development Executive – Drywite Ltd

    Good food hygiene is an essential part of health and safety in the kitchen. Knowing how to handle, store and prepare food in a safe way is an important skill to have.

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  • father

    Easy Father's Day crafting with Pritt

    13 June 2022 By The YPO Team

    Father's day is the perfect time to show your appreciation to those who are special to you, and there is no gift quite as special as something handmade! Pritt have created a downloadable crafting guide to help you to get creative and make someone's day this Father's day!

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  • child writing

    7 top tips for handwriting

    01 June 2022 By Stabilo

    You can’t forget how to write but whether you’re 7 or 70, you can always improve. The way we are taught to write is the foundation in how we form words and letters throughout our entire lives, and may also affect how we feel about handwriting.

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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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  • jubilee celebrations in the classroom

    Creative classroom activities fit for a Queen

    23 May 2022 By Luke Jones - Brand Manager at BIC

    This year, we are really in luck, because Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee – that’s 70 years of service to Great Britain! And it has been lighting up imaginations everywhere. So here are our top ideas for creative learning and expressions in the classroom, as we mark this historic moment.

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  • Furniture

    Furniture size guide for schools

    20 May 2022 By Gemma Maw – Category Buyer for Furniture at YPO

    Children are at school on average 7 hours a day, where most of that is spent within the classroom. With this in mind, it’s very important to ensure the chairs and tables used are the correct height and size to enable a comfortable learning environment.

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  • Employees in office

    If we value the environment, will employees stay?

    19 May 2022 By Steve Dilley - Managing Consultant at Consultancy+

    It's no coincidence that International HR Day 2022 is themed around embedding a culture of workplace wellbeing, creating a supportive working environment, and fostering a sustainable business.

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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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