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The back to school period is a tough time; somewhere along the way all the school paraphernalia magically disappeared and uniforms and school shoes have shrunk to just too small! And now you have to get your children back into a regular sleep routine too! Phew… What a tall order?!
More than a quarter of parents plan to treat their kids to new gadgets ahead of the autumn term, spending an average £329 per family. School satchels now contains £130 worth of gadget. More kids now do their homework on tablets than desktop computers and the majority of parents agree technology gives their kids an educational advantage, but 66% have concerns about their reliance on spellcheck and on its effect on their handwriting
August and September becomes a nerve wracking time for students about to embark on their University adventure but what most young people don’t realise is that it’s a pretty stressful and hectic time for parents too!
Kettle, toaster, cutlery, bedding, laptops and books, the list of things to buy can seem endless, and very expensive.
Motorists worry about safety on the school run as over a third see children getting out of cars on the roadside
As the start of Autumn school term approaches, the latest research from BCA, the leading vehicle remarketing company, reveals the pressures faced by parents – and other motorists – on school run routes. Both parents and non-parents were surveyed and with nearly half (45%) of non-parents saying they drive by schools or use the same route as parents dropping off their children, it’s clear that school runs create some significant pinch-points.
Girls say unflattering PE kit is a major barrier to being active at school. Recent research carried out by Virgin Active to support its Active Inspiration campaign has shown that 39% of girls, rising to 46% among 16-year olds, say they enjoy being active but hate the PE kit. To tackle the problem, Active Inspiration campaign partners the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) and Virgin Active have teamed up with leading designer Lexie Sport and a group of girls from Isle of Portland Aldridge Academy, where PE kit has been a barrier to girls taking part in physical activity. The girls were challenged by Lexie Sport founder Lily Rice to create their perfect PE kit, before choosing a winning design by 13-year old Emily Marshall.