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

  • woman writing on paper

    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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  • boy writing at school

    Top 6 reasons to write by hand

    13 May 2022 By Stabilo

    Handwriting may be something of a lost art but it is still a valuable life skill. With technology taking over, typing has become more favourable than writing by hand, but handwriting is actually more beneficial.

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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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  • UK Motorway

    Understanding the world of telematics

    04 May 2022 By Ebony Armitage - Assistant Buyer for Fleet at YPO

    The public sector operates a diverse fleet from HGVs and specialist vehicles to ambulances and emergency response vehicles. However, one thing that they have in common is the benefit of vehicle telematics.

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  • Teacher reading to children

    Top tips for a fun and engaging reading area

    03 May 2022 By The YPO Team

    The importance of separate reading environments can’t be underestimated when encouraging children to read more. Creating a comfortable and relaxing environment for children to read in can help encourage reading confidence and reading for enjoyment. Read our top tips on how to improve your reading areas and keep your class interested all year round.

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  • Teenagers reading in the library

    How reading can boost your mental health

    02 May 2022 By The YPO Team

    Most of us have encountered feelings of stress or anxiety in some stage of our lives. A go-to activity for many is reading. Explore our blog post to learn more about how reading can boost your mental health.

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  • mother and daughter reading

    The benefits of reading in early years

    30 April 2022 By The YPO Team

    Parents are a key role model for their children and their influence is a great way to encourage reading in early years. Finding time to spend enjoying books and stories is important because there are plenty of natural benefits to reading.

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