Three back to school supplies your children need this school year!


As the advert used to say, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” well, not quite, but for most adults, the opening of the school gates represents both a blessing and a much needed break.

With that in mind, given that there is still two weeks until the start of the school year, here are three cool things to remember to stock your children with on their return to the classrooms.

A set of Lamy School Pens


Recommended by both schools and teachers, Lamy school pens have been specially designed with learning in mind. Used by children of all ages (including the abc starter range), the pens are ideal for children who are learning to write, and also those who are curating the finer aspects of their writing.

Check out the best-selling Safari fountain pen if you want to get your children ahead in their studies this year.

A cheap, but good laptop


Although sending children to school with laptops as little as ten years ago would have sounded completely bizarre, it is now the case that it is almost unthinkable that a child (in secondary school) would not have one nestled at their fingertips.

A great example of a cheap but ultimately great laptop is the ASUS Transformer T100, and comes highly recommended as one of the most perfect laptops for a child to have while at school. Receiving top marks in terms of value, Techradar has recently published a rave reviewif you are on the search for something for your kids.

Similar laptops for under £300 include the Acer Aspire E-1 522, the HP Chromebook 11 and the Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-120.

The best alarm clock in the world


Okay, so if your child is entering their final year of secondary school (or even university), the chances are that they are going to have a certain amount of difficulty getting up in the morning.

What’s more, if they are really tired, they’re probably going to forget the coursework that they have been staying up all night trying to finish.

With this in mind, some genius has worked out the perfect solution – the Scribble Clock. Using a backlit LCD scrawling screen, you or your child are able to write notes so that they don’t forget the most essential things when the time comes to wake up in the morning.

As well as featuring the notepad and time display, the clock also features a date, temperature, countdown timer, alarm, birthday reminder setting , and three different melodies for waking.

Also, if you’re worried about it affecting your child’s sleep, the notepad only illuminates for ten seconds after touching the clock – so it won’t keep anyone awake at night.

Anna has been a lover of stationery since the age of three, when she got her first red spotted pencil case. Lucky enough to work part time for The Pen Company, she is surrounded by stationery; the dream of many a collector!