Strider ® - Get your school riding on two wheels!

Strider - Get your school riding on two wheels!

As the largest specialist manufacturer of balance bikes globally, Strider ® work with instructors and organisations across the world, to teach people to ride. We even run a series of events and racing for all abilities in over 50 countries.

So we know a thing about working with people riding our bikes.

A balance bike for every age. Correct fit is important:

The range of Strider 12”, 16” and 20” Sport Balance Bikes covers the toddlers though to adults. Lightweight bikes with handlebars and seat heights that adjust quickly using a simple lever.

New for 2018! – Put the pedals on.

Wise Owl Aprons

Two boys using Wise Owl Aprons

What began as a hobby 6 years ago, has become an essential part of school-ware for children and teachers around the UK.  The business was started by husband and wife Andrew and Jenny Branscombe.  Their goal was to help the educational sector by supplying school aprons that are more durable and longer lasting, while offering great value for money. Wise Owl Aprons is becoming a national brand with many of their orders coming online through their secure website, where account facilities are available for school and colleges. 

Gratnells tray - from storage workhorse to Education icon

Little girl with Gratnells storage

Even those of us too old to remember it as a personal experience will probably have revisited it as a parent – that terrifying moment when we were first abandoned in a big, scary and unfamiliar place – School.

For most new learners, the initial trauma is brief and school soon becomes a familiar part of growing up. At the heart of this familiarisation process there will be some apparently mundane but nevertheless important little “milestones” for the new pupil.  And there will almost certainly be, at the heart of that journey, something that becomes the home for the child’s activities in school which teacher, child and parent will use to share successes and milestones along the way.

Wise Owl Aprons

Wise Owl Aprons

What merely began as a hobby 6 years ago, has become an essential part of school-ware for children and teachers around the UK.  Wise Owl Aprons, a new range of aprons and tabards recently launched by UK Aprons Ltd is designed for school children and teaching staff. 

Wise Owl  Aprons which was launched earlier this year offers a variety of aprons in PVC aswell as poly cotton fabrics.

The business was started by husband and wife Andrew and Jenny Branscombe.  Their goal was to work with the educational sector to make school aprons more durable and longer lasting, compared to some of the overseas alternatives which can be of a much cheaper quality. 

Dash Dynamics

Dash Dynamics

Dash Dynamics specialise in creating resin domed or bubble badges and one off graphics across a broad range of industries.

We are committed to producing top quality merchandise and can accommodate fast turnaround times.

Our graphics department are happy to either receive your print ready artwork or give you expert guidance and work with you to produce the designs and products you desire. We can create those quality, special badges and medallions that students will proud to


Have you a requirement for trophies for an event or reward? We have a wide variety of merchandise that can be produced according to your specific needs and budget.

GymPlay announces GymPlay Spring Boards

GymPlay announces GymPlay Spring Boards

GymPlay announces GymPlay Spring Boards as practical, fun-to-use keep fit and gymnastics aids for beginners and young children 

Designed in partnership with British gymnastics coaches and the students of Pennine Gymnastics Club 

GymPlay, the British designer and manufacturer of sports and fitness products, has announced GymPlay Spring Boards as practical, fun-to-use keep fit and gymnastics aids for beginners and young children [age five upwards]. 

Dispensing with the need for traditional chalk markings, and very competitively priced, “The spring boards take training equipment to the next level with their design, including where to jump from, a ‘no jump’ zone, spotting line and the optimal point of contact,” says Neal Spencer, Managing Director. 

Theraposture to demonstrate its user-centric approach at Kidz to Adultz Scotland  

Kidz to Adultz Scotland


Theraposture, the leading specialist for tailor-made adjustable beds, chairs and care cots, will be showcasing its considered approach to parents and disabled children at Kidz to Adultz Scotland.

14th September: Kidz to Adultz Scotland, Stand D5, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB, free admission.

Theraposture has been the considered choice since 1981. It provides quality assistive products with exceptional long term value backed up by impeccable and ethical support. Its Trusted Assessors work closely with OTs and families so that the most appropriate sleeping solution is supplied every time – ensuring independence, safety and well-being is always maximised.

PC Werth. Creating a Sound Learning Environment

PC Werth. Creating a Sound Learning Environment

PC Werth are the UK's leading supplier of classroom audio solutions. We specialise in providing the best learning environments for education, by combing the very latest technology in sound amplification with our acoustic solutions. We also have a wealth of experience in Personal FM Systems which bring the sound directly to student’s hearing aids, enabling them to fully participate in lessons.
Our portable and fixed Soundfield systems are designed to help the smallest classroom to the largest hall. Exceptional sound clarity of both soundfield systems means that the teacher’s voice is evenly distributed around the classroom with no dropouts or interference leading to less voice strain, pupils’ higher engagement and classroom performance.


Northampton High School is a bright spark with LED lighting

A leading architectural lighting brand from Feilo Sylvania, Concord, has supplied a first-class lighting scheme for the refurbishment of Northampton High School. Concord Glace LED has been installed in the main hall of the school building to create an attractive environment for students, parents and guests and the Kometa 600 luminaires have been used to provide glare-free illumination in the classrooms. 

Northampton High School is an independent school located in the heart of the city and educates girls from pre-preparatory age through to the sixth form. 

Consort Claudgen Low Surface Temperature Heating Specialists

Consort Claudgen’s range of low surface temperature heaters are designed to minimise the risk of burn injuries as they have a maximum surface temperature of 43°C, complying with Department of Health’s guidelines. They are perfect for environments with vulnerable people such as children and elderly residents; and therefore ideal for schools, kindergartens, nurseries, retirement homes, hospitals and anywhere where safety is paramount. The LST range includes towel rails, panel heaters and wall-mounted fan heaters, well suited for both commercial and domestic use.

Five minute box

The Five Minute Literacy Box and Number Box are very manageable systems for helping children get started along the road towards literacy, and numeracy, and particularly for enabling the early identification of potential specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. It is an entirely multi- sensory approach, following a ‘hear it, see it, say it, write it’ approach for sounds, irregular keywords and generalised spelling. It gives children an opportunity to learn with confidence and enthusiasm; it also helps prevent those who struggle from being at the back of the line, tailing off and always having to play catch-up.

What a Difference Five Minutes Make

Research shows that children learn best when their self-esteem is preserved, and they are able to build up skills at their own pace. The Five Minute Literacy Box and The Five Minute Number Box have been designed as an early teaching system and screening tool for the detection of dyslexia, dyscalculia, and general learning difficulties in primary school aged children.

The need for simple steps learning, linked to a regular, consistent, multi-sensory style of teaching is behind the development of the Five Minute Literacy Box and Number Boxes.

Nationwide’s new catalogue is key to effective distribution

The Nationwide Hygiene Group has now released their new cleaning and hygiene supplies catalogue. It includes the latest innovative products with yet further additions to the highly successful Clean and Clever product range. Nationwide continues to work closely with their key manufacturing partners to include not only innovative but also ecologically friendly products.

The Magic Belt series – engage your struggling reader

The Magic Belt Series

The Magic Belt series is a phonic reading series for catch-up readers ages 8-14. This award-winning series is published by Phonic Books, a specialist publisher of phonic books and resources. Phonic Books have recognised that older, struggling readers need age-appropriate reading materials that will build their reading skills and confidence. It has published a whole range of reading books for struggling readers that will engage and hook pupils as they learn to read.


Jiraffe have introduced the newly revamped 3:1 Jenx Multistander for 2015. The Multistander now comes in 2 sizes and can provide standing support for children from 9 months (Size 1) up to 13 years (Size 2)!   The Multistander is an incredibly versatile product that provides Supine, Prone and Upright positioning all in one product.  It has a new, fresh, white frame option and a range of six bright colours for the support boards.  The easy to clean polyurethane boards contain an antimicrobial agent that helps keep it hygienic– ideal for busy families and making it easy for re-issue for schools and centres.  The new white frame makes it easy to spot spills and clean before they become hazardous, whilst the compact footprint means it fits in even the smallest of family homes.