BACK TO SCHOOL
Somehow it is easier to focus on preparing the children for going ba back to school when the weather is dull and blustery. Autumn seems just around the corner.
The beginning of a new school year feels every bit as significant as the start of a new calendar year. For little on ones just starting out on their school journey, it’s hard to contain the excitement - and the nerves. And this is almost equally the case for tho those making the transition from primary school to ‘ big school’, especially if that also involves shifting from a rural to a town or city school. Shifting the focus onto the shopping excursion to get ready for the new term can easee some of that anxiety and little ones, in particular, love to try on their first ever uniform - even if it makes mummy cry.
Some people like to pick up bits and pieces as they go about their normal shoppings business, while for others, the back to school shop is an event in itself and they will get everything from the uniform, shoes and PE kit to books, bags and coats in one go.
Depending on the weather, many children will be wearing their summer uniform for the first month or so of the term but that doesn’t mean you should hold back on getting the winter uniform in, as it may be necessary to order in the size you need if you delay too long.
Of course, the schoolwear specialists have a vast array of options in stock and you may be pleasantly surprised at the value for money available for top quality goods.
Comfort and quality should be to the fore when it comes to buying shoes and schoolbags as both are going to be in for a lot of wear.
A backpack style of bag is much better for your child’s back than one which is carried over one shoulder and the older they are, the heavier their schoolbag is likely to be so make sure it is strong enough to cope with the weight.
Don’t forget to have a final look over the checklist provided by the school as it might include unusual items such as boxes of tissues or glue sticks which you might not have considered buying, or hard to find things like scrapbooks. Also, remember to take a photo of your little darling in their finery - they tend not to look that neat for very long.