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Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2017 Announced

The time has finally come…the Man Booker Prize Shortlist has now been announced. We can’t wait to get stuck into these texts, it’s going to be a close one! The Man Booker Prize Shortlist for 2017: 4321 by Paul Auster (Faber & Faber) A 20th-century epic and Auster’s first novel in seven years, which sees one hero […]

GCSE Results Day 2017: The Lowdown

You might have pushed it to the back of your mind, been worrying about it all summer or simply have forgotten about it completely. Well, fear not because we’re here to give you the lowdown on GCSE Results Day. When is GCSE Results Day? This year, Results Day falls on Thursday 24th August – save […]

Are Our Children Spending Too Much Time Online?

With the summer holidays well underway, a lot of parents may be noticing that their children are increasingly turning to the Internet for entertainment. The ‘million-dollar question’, as it were, is are our children spending too much time online? In a recent interview with The Observer, children’s commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has warned parents that […]

Man Booker Prize Longlist 2017 Announced

It’s one of our favourite times of year again – the announcement of the Man Booker Prize Longlist! After last year’s winner Paul Beatty wowed critics with his daring novel, The Sellout, we can’t wait to find out who will be awarded the acclaimed prize this year. With an excellent list of authors nominated, it’s going […]

10 Ways You Know You’re a Teacher on Summer Holidays

Most UK teachers will have broken up from school by the end of the week – woohoo! In celebration of your well-earned time off, we’ve put together a list of 10 different ways that you know you’re a teacher on summer holidays. Will you agree with our list? Read on to find out… You know […]

Boomerang Digital Homework Planner: New Features for 2017!

So what’s new for the Boomerang Digital Homework Planner? Our Boomerang Digital team have been working extremely hard this past year to make the Boomerang Digital Planner better than ever. So it’s time to give you an update! Bringing schools closer together Our connectivity is better than ever with the Digital Planner System bringing teachers, […]

Happy Birthday iPhone! Celebrating The Big 10 With Some Interesting Smartphone Facts

With smartphones so embedded in our culture, it’s easy to forget that Apple’s iPhone turns 10 this week! Read on for some smartphone facts you might not already know… Creating a game-changer In 2007, just 10 years ago, Apple launched the iPhone and co-founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) revolutionised the way we use mobile phones.  Jobs […]