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Plastic Pollution in our Seas

How can we help cut down plastic pollution in our seas?

Over 300 million tons of plastic are produced every year and at least 8 million tons of it end up in our seas every year. All the plastic that ends up in the sea gets ingested by marine life which causes severe injuries (from being tangled) and deaths.

Outside Gym Equipment Case Study – Bentley St Paul’s Primary School

Creating an Outdoor Gym Exercise Space

We recently installed an outdoor gym equipment bundle for KS1 & KS2 for Bentley St Paul’s C E Primary School in Brentwood. They were extremely happy with the service and the final product.

Office Solutions for Whiteboards and Noticeboards

How can you display boards in an exciting and creative way?

Everyone’s initial thoughts about whiteboards and noticeboards is that it’s just something you write on… but we know these boards are much more than this!  Wherever you work there is bound to be a board of some sort to pin information or to use for brainstorming, but how can you display these boards in an exciting and clever way?

Top Whiteboards and Noticeboards

Our bestselling whiteboards and noticeboards

Read all about our best selling whiteboards and noticeboards to help you decide the right board for you!

How can we cut down our food waste?

We are throwing away up to 900 million tonnes of food waste a year

According to a recent report more than 900 million tonnes of food is thrown away each year. This amount of food waste would fill 23 million 40-tonne trucks, enough to circle the Earth seven times! The UN Environment Programme's Food Waste Index revealed that 17% of food available to consumers goes straight in the bin, 60% of this waste comes from homes. Some worrying facts from 'Friends of the Earth' state that 50 million chickens are wasted in the UK every year, 240,000 tonnes of food is wasted in the UK every year by supermarkets and one third of all food produced across the globe is lost or wasted. 

Flexible Seating

Why flexible seating for classrooms is so important

Flexible seating is extremely important for any classroom for many reasons, comfort, physical health, socialising, team work and relaxation. Having different choices for seating means children can choose who they want to work with and where. Flexible seating allows children to be active and younger children can use bean bags to move around, wobble and bounce.

The Benefits of Sensory Play

Why is Sensory Play important for children?

 From birth to early childhood, children use their senses to explore and try to make sense of the world around them. They explore the world by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, moving and hearing. Children learn best when they engage their senses, this way they retain more information.

Creative Noticeboard Ideas

Creative ideas for your office/classroom noticeboards

Noticeboards may sound slightly mundane to the majority of us, but they are used to display relevant and meaningful information. In the work industry, we sometimes forget how important it is to be creative with the material we are showing, but there are many ways you can be fun and creative as well as showing relevant information.

Display boards for the hospitality sector

New outdoor signage for your restaurant, café or bar

The time has come for the hospitality sector to re-open their doors to the public, and what better way to do so with brand new menu signs!

Recycling starts before you buy

Make smarter purchases by thinking of the packaging, can it be recycled?

Before you buy your groceries or buy a takeaway coffee, have a think about what these are packaged in, is it plastic and if so can it be recycled? This is the best way to start with recycling, from the very source. It's all good and well making sure you recycle your rubbish, but are you thinking about buying less items that are wrapped up in plastic. Do you need a plastic bag for your fruit or can you buy this loose?

Top Tips for New Teachers

See our top tips for new teachers!

Becoming a new teacher is incredibly exciting but can also be quite nerve-racking, that's why we have put together some top tips for any new teachers out there. If you're looking for a bit of advice for your first day of becoming a teacher then you've come to the right place. 

Healthy Eating with Early Years Children

Why is healthy eating important for children?

Healthy eating is extremely important especially from a young age, making sure your children start with a healthy diet can determine their future of eating. Good nutrition is essential during childhood because it's a time for rapid growth, development and activity, it is also a vital time for healthy tooth development. Encouraging good nutrition during the early years of life is an investment in the health of our population for years to come. 

Back to School Boards

The best boards for your classroom!

To get you ready for the new school year we've put together a list of our most popular boards for schools and classrooms. A whiteboard or chalkboard is what brings a classroom together, and has for many years, this is why it's so important to get the right board for your classroom and age group.

The importance of Medical Bins

Why is it important to have the right medical bins in place?

Medical bins are essential for any healthcare setting, there are many rules and regulations for healthcare waste so it's important you get the right type of bin. According to a recent study by the World Health Organisation, 85% of waste generated by healthcare facilities is categorised as domestic, with only 15% considered infectious and hazardous - disposing of waste correctly is crucial to infection prevention.

 

Green Updates - Recycling News

What's new with recycling?

We have done some research this week to see what's new in the world of recycling. From facts to positive changes, you can find links to what's changing across the world along with helpful information. 

Interviews with Teachers Across the UK

We're excited to bring you exclusive interviews from teachers all across Great Britain

We decided to get to know the teachers across Great Britain who are most active on Instagram to get an understanding of what inspires and motivates these teachers, the opinions they have on UK education and what teaching methods they are using. We hope this blog post will help inspire other teachers across the UK. We will be following this blog post on to another where we interview more teachers.

The Benefits of Creative Play

How can children benefit from creative play?

Creativity is such an important part of growing up and there are so many benefits for children. Creative play benefits children both physically and mentally, it's a great way to build communication skills in a fun environment. So, how does creative play benefit children?

Did you know you can recycle PPE?

Recycling PPE in medical environments and other businesses.

It's been almost two years since COVID came into our lives and it's been a whirlwind of emotions for all of us. One thing we can all say we are guilty of is the amount of PPE we have had to use during this period, and of course it can't be helped - but is there a way to recycle all of the PPE we have been using? It's something that doesn't seem to be spoken much of and a lot of people may not even know it's possible. We are here to get you in the know so you can find out how to recycle your own PPE and pass the message on. 

Weatherproof External Litter Bins

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Internal Recycling Bins

Our Top 5 Internal Recycling Bins

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