Buying a new set of pencil cases, pens, rulers and highlighters at the start of the school year, along with new school shoes and uniforms, is an annual ritual that will be all too familiar to many parents. Marking a fresh start to the academic year and topping up on new school supplies is a chance for your child to show off their personality in class. With Verdict Retail predicting that the UK stationery industry will be worth £2.1 billion by 2021, it's clear that our love for pens, paper, post-its and more isn't slipping - despite us living in the digital age. With hundreds of options on the market, covering luxury, budget and classic stationery brands, there's something for all price points, needs and styles. Kit out your child (and even your own office desk) with some of the latest notebooks, rubbers, folders, highlighters, pencil cases and pens from shops all over the high street and online including Amazon, WH Smith and Ryman. Best back to school stationery 1. Assorted … [Read more...] about Best stationery to buy ahead of the new school year
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Is it nearly that time again? While it might feel like schools only just broke up for the summer holidays, many families will soon be gearing up to begin the new school year in September. Back to school supplies are essential to have in check, and it's great if you can be organised enough to get them sorted before the school gates open again. School supplies are endless and includes everything from P.E bags and water bottles to keychains, and lunch boxes... The list goes on. But stressed out parents have no fear! We've got you covered with a roundup of some of the best deals on kids school supplies you can buy for the autumn term below. We have also compiled a handy checklist of all the back to school stationery supplies to buy ahead of September and listed all the best school shoes worth investing in too to help parents prep for the impending autumn term. Best back to school supplies for 2019 1. Seek School Bundle If traipsing around all the different shops for school supplies … [Read more...] about Best back to school supplies to start of the term right
The summer holidays. As the nights grow warmer and lighter, there seems to be no better time to spend quality time with your family. Let’s set the scene - the sun is shining and it's the perfect opportunity to get outside, breathe in some fresh air and have some fun. If the local park is no longer the height of attraction for the children, and the thought of an unfathomably crowded beach fills you with dread, we have a solution (or 19) for you. Sink in to a deck chair and grab yourself a 99 because this list of fail-safe options will give you inspiration when you need it most during the long school holidays. Longleat The UK’s No1 safari park has got an action packed schedule this summer. Longleat is running its ‘Australian Summer’ event all day in the Main Square and The Longhouse from now until 2nd September. It’s the first Great British summer for their newest arrivals, the koalas so this Summer is a celebration of all things … [Read more...] about The best places in the South West to take the family this summer
Getting fit can be hard going but there's a new class launching in Gateshead that should certainly help make workouts more enjoyable...as you might actually feel like you're on a night out while you work up a sweat! Stomp Fit is marrying anthems from the days of Newcastle nightclub Ikon with a workout when it launches at Blaydon Community Centre on Thursday, June 27. The class promises one hour of 'the biggest and best dance anthems and a feel good workout like a night out'. So if you're struggling to find any gym motivation or not sure the treadmill or cross trainer are for you, this could be your chance to get fit by burning calories as you throw some shapes. Before the first class has even taken place, there are plans to take Stomp Fit elsewhere and if you haven't got plans for June 27, you can book your place for the Blaydon launch on the Stomp Fit website. The online description of the class reads "StompFIT is a brand new fitness class, with a twist! Imagine... 300 … [Read more...] about New fitness class to launch with Ikon anthems, lasers and a DJ!
English-speakers are being helped to integrate at a club that offers informal French lessons. Locals are encouraged to take part so French and English can meet up and help each other.The Club de l’Amitié Franco-Anglaise at Rouillac, in the Charente (clubrouillac.com) was founded in 2005 and has around 80 members.As well as lessons, there are social events throughout the year to encourage local French and English-speaking residents to mix and communicate.Bill Clarke, who has been president for the past eight years, said: “It is much more than a language club.“We have outings, a games night in March, with mixed-language teams so everyone has to talk to each other, a walk in May, an annual outing in the summer, and a Christmas meal where we have a tombola to raise funds for the Telethon.”He says about 60% of the members are English-speakers.Many of the French have been part of the club for several years and they are more than happy to have the opportunity … [Read more...] about Language lessons lead to long-term friendships