Back to School

As always, the school holidays are flying by; and now it’s time to start thinking about the ‘Back to School’ shop! Don’t leave things until the last minute; avoid the rush and let Meridian Shopping Centre lend a helping hand.

We have carefully selected some top products to help with new starters at school, up to older students.

Keep on reading to find out our suggestions for your kid’s school bag, ready for the new term.

Packed and Ready

First things first, the kids will need a new uniform. Head on over to Skoolkit, who has all you need from blazers, shirts, skorts, trousers and more. 

For school shoes, pop over to Shoezone who has a wide range of suitable school shoes, such as these lovely Lilley girls brogue shoes.

Now, we know most kids scuff their school shoes regularly or get them unbelievably muddy! Pick up this Kiwi Shoe Polish for only £1 at Wilko and teach them how to clean their shoes. Let them walk to school in pride, looking smart from head to toe.

Grab a bag! You can find some fantastic, on-trend backpacks here at Meridian without breaking the bank. 

Maybe you have a ‘Friends’ fanatic at home? If so, this infographic backpack from The Works will be their most-loved item.

For reception years, why not pick up this super cool rocket jetpack backpack from WHSmith – it’s the perfect size for little ones and will make them zoom all the way to school.

Stationery Lovers

The best thing about starting school is choosing new stationery. Nothing feels better than writing in a fresh, crisp notebook.

Card Factory is a great place to go for stationery on a budget. Why not get your kids a personalised notebook and younger children may prefer this fun ‘reach for the stars’ stationery set, including a ruler, character pencils and notepad.

Next on the list is a pencil case. Wilko’s have a wide range of pencil cases to suit all tastes and ages, like the colourful rainbow one below.

For the mathematicians, this Casio Scientific Calculator from WHSmith is a must-have for their math’s lessons.

It’s never too early to revise! Wilko’s revision cards are great for all ages, from early years learning how to spell up to college students revising for their exams. 

Lunch Time

Time to refuel and refresh, ready for the afternoon lessons. Make sure they have all they need to make their lunch a happy and healthy one.

Keep their lunch cool in this insulated compartment lunch bag from WHSmith; the Hype lunch bags are extremely popular with older children; we are loving the black & white faded design.

Bargain Buys bamboo lunch box is ideal for older children, featuring multiple removable compartments to fit all their lunch inside.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Pick up this stainless steel metal water bottle (WHSmith); with its pretty daisy print, we are sure they won’t forget to drink water throughout the day.

For some snacks to add to their lunch, head to Holland & Barrett who has a great selection of healthy treats. Why not let them try the Nature Valley bars? Our favourite is the oats and dark chocolate – so yummy! Or add some fruit such as these dried mango slices for a boost of energy.

We hope the big ‘Back to School’ shop is a success for you and your children. If you need more inspiration, head on over to our Pinterest board here to view more products selected from our fantastic retailers.

Prices are correct at the time of publishing.

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