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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 […]

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 […]

National Read a Book Day: 5 Classics We’re Reading

We’re celebrating National Read a Book Day with a little look at 5 literary classics…have you read any of these? 1) Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier First published in 1938, Du Maurier’s novel is a fantastic thriller, which tells the tale of a young woman who falls deeply in love with the charming but mysterious […]

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 […]

A Level Results Day 2017: What To Expect When You’ve Applied For Uni

So 17th August 2017 marks the all-important A Level Results Day and we’re going to give you the lowdown on what to expect. You’re welcome! A Level Results Day – when exactly can I get my results? Well this depends on whether you’ll be looking online or heading to your school first. Not everyone realises […]

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, […]