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  • a series of plants growing with different students names on

    Top tips for an eco-friendly classroom

    24 May 2021 By The YPO Team

    Here are some useful tips to implement in the classroom to encourage children to be more environmentally conscious.

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  • Fire Extinguisher

    Fire Extinguishers – The First Line of Defence

    24 May 2021 By Richard Parker - Account Director at Chubb

    Richard Parker, Account Director at Chubb explains why regular maintenance of fire extinguishers is an essential part of any fire safety strategy and shares his best practice advice on fire prevention.

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  • Gareth Foster

    Meet the Procurement Assistant - Gareth Foster

    13 May 2021 By Gareth Foster - Procurement Assistant for Energy at YPO

    Gareth Foster joined YPO in 2018 and is now a Procurement Assistant for Energy in the procurement services team.

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  • outdoor learning

    Five top tips for taking your lessons outdoors

    13 May 2021 By the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

    Learning outside is more important today than ever before. It makes it easier to manage social distancing and Covid-19 infection rates reduce dramatically when outside. Our partner, the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, shares their top tips for taking your lessons beyond the classroom walls.

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  • Remember Emma - Fellowes

    Remember Emma? Home working is having an impact

    12 May 2021 By Richard Monk - Commercial Business Manager at Fellowes

    Emma Work ‘Colleague of the Future’ was developed by Fellowes - the healthy workspace experts - to show how office workers could look in 20 years’ time if we continue to work with inadequately set-up workstations, poor posture and minimal movement.

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  • Office meeting

    Five tips to engage your team in carbon reduction

    12 May 2021 By The Utilidex Team

    As 2021 progresses, we have a renewed focus on climate change, and not simply because it’s the right thing to do but also because the pandemic has provided a new lens to view our world, and a realisation that it is fragile and important to protect.

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  • Businessman looking out of window

    Measuring social value in a recruitment contract

    11 May 2021 By Amy Clark – Category Buyer of HR Services at YPO

    Social value is a term we often hear when considering procurement and contracts, but what is it and how can you incorporate it into your contract for recruitment services?

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  • Furniture

    Furniture size guide for schools

    10 May 2021 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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  • children playing

    The health and wellbeing benefits of outdoor play

    07 May 2021 By Nicola Parker, Category Buyer for Early Years at YPO

    Whilst most of us are familiar with the learning opportunities that spending time outside can provide in early years, it is also important to recognise and appreciate the positive impact spending time outdoors will have on a child’s mental and physical health and wellbeing.

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  • Michelle Wood

    Meet the Buyer - Michelle Wood

    05 May 2021 By Michelle Wood - Category Buyer for Energy at YPO

    Michelle Wood joined YPO in 2020 and is a Category Buyer for Energy in the procurement services team.

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