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Stress Awareness Month 2018: 3 Stress-Busting Tips

It’s Stress Awareness Month so what better time to share 3 of our favourite stress-busting tips with you? We’ve tried to include tips that may not immediately come to mind when trying to reduce stress in the classroom – these will work for teachers and students alike… 1) …Don’t be afraid to say no This […]

Remembering Stephen Hawking: 10 Famous Quotes

In tribute to the utterly exceptional Stephen Hawking, we’ve pulled together just a few of our favourite quotes: “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.”  “However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.”  “Although I cannot move […]

Christmas Films We’re Watching: Family Friendly

With schools breaking up over the next few days, we thought you might be looking for a good old-fashioned Christmas film to keep the kids entertained (for a couple of hours at least). This list of Christmas films we’re watching is aimed predominantly at the primary age group but of course can be enjoyed by […]

A Few End of Term Ideas to Help Keep Pupils Focused

As the end of term fast approaches, we’ve put together a few classroom ideas to (hopefully) help with student concentration levels in those last few days… Musical chairs: At the beginning of the lesson, try asking pupils to move to another area of the room and switch seats. A change of perspective combined with a […]

National Stress Awareness Day 2018 – 5 Ways To Manage Stress

It’s National Stress Awareness Day 2018 and we’ve put together a few stress-busting tips for you to pass onto students. Stress comes in all shapes and sizes and pupils will handle it in their own way, which is why the following are five suggestions and may work differently from person to person. 1) Encourage mistakes Mistakes […]

Internet Safety: Britain the Safest Place in the World to be Online

The UK government is cracking down on Internet safety, Britain hopes to become the safest place in the world to be online! So how has this come about we hear you ask? Well it’s all due to new proposals announced today by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley. Internet safety strategy explained The Government’s Internet Safety Strategy proposes to target […]

Tuition Fees Update: Saving Us Money?

We’re getting a bit political with this week’s blog post and discussing Prime Minister Theresa May’s pledge at the Conservative party conference. Let’s get into it! Tuition Fees: what’s changed? Well, Theresa May has pledged to save individual students up to £15,700 over the course of their working lives by raising the threshold for university […]

National Fitness Day: 5 Reasons to Exercise

We like to think of ourselves as a pretty fit bunch here at Team Boomerang (did we mention our 3 Three Peaks Challenge?), so we’re giving you 5 reasons to exercise, in honour of National Fitness Day. 5 Reasons to Exercise in honour of National Fitness Day: 1) Fewer colds We’ve reached that time of […]