Back to School Essentials to Kick-Start the New Term

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Getting organised early and making sure that children have everything they need for school is key to ensuring that everyone feels prepared and relaxed for that all important first day.

For that extra helping hand, here’s our pick of five essential back to school items to make sure the little ones are suitably equipped.

Make a Magical Start

A fashionable backpack for school is one of the most important items for kids when heading back to school, and this unicorn bag will not disappoint. The bright and colourful design is super fun and the adjustable straps can be altered with ease for a comfortable fit. There is also a water bottle holder and front compartment for additional storage. It’s the perfect way for little ones to start the new term with a magical companion by their side.

Unicorn Children’s Backpack, £18.00, from John Lewis

Unicorn Back Pack
Kids School Shoes

Stylish and Practical Footwear

As little ones will be spending a lot of time on their feet and running around the playground throughout the day, comfortable footwear is key. These black patent kids shoes from Clarks are stylishly smart for school but also extremely practical for the playground. The durable rubber sole provides a firm grip, while the padded collar ensures comfort in every step. The velcro straps offer additional support, whilst making it easy for those not yet able to fasten laces to take their shoes on an off without help.

Prime Step Kids School Shoes, £36.00, from Clarks

Comfortable Cotton Shirts

Ensure little ones are smartly dressed and looking presentable for the new school term with crisp, clean shirts. These long-sleeved shirts from Debenhams ‘Back to School’ range make the perfect choice. They are made from lightweight cotton blend materials for added comfort and the long-sleeves also mean that kids can stay warmer as we enter the Autumn months. Not only that, but they are affordable and available for both boys and girls, making these slim fit shirts a great pick for back-to-school wear.

Set of Two Boys or Two Girls’ White Slim Fit School Shirts, £5.25 - £9.75, from Debenhams

White Shirt

Perfect Packed Lunches

It’s important to know that children are armed with a delicious and nutritious lunch to make sure they are maintaining a healthy lifestyle and eating enough of the right food. This lunch bag from Argos is here to help – it’s the perfect way for kids to carry their favourite healthy snacks, with a spacious two-compartment cool bag to keep food fresh. There is also space for kids to store their favourite drink to help little ones stay hydrated throughout the day. What’s more, the material is also easy to wipe clean from any unwanted spillages.

Polar Gear 2 Compartment, £10.00, from Argos

Lunch Box
Stationary Set

Go Crazy for Stationery

A good stationery set for school allows children to be well prepared for lessons and will make sure they have the correct equipment. This great value 19 piece stationery set from WHSmith is the ideal choice – it consists of an assortment of pencils, pens, coloured highlighters, a pencil sharpener and an eraser. It’s everything little ones will need to go back at school and kick-start a new term of learning.

Staedtler 19 Piece Essentials Set, £6.99, from WHSmith

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