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 Wellgate 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 backpack. You can find some fantastic, on-trend backpacks here at Wellgate without breaking the bank.

Maybe you have a ‘Friends’ fanatic at home? If so, this pink backpack from B&M will be their most-loved item.

If your child is known for losing things, why not pick up this personalised dinosaur backpack from Home Bargains – perfect for little ones who are just starting school.

Next, on the list is a pencil case. B&M have a wide range of pencil cases to suit all tastes and ages, like the cool metallic one below.

If your children walk to school, why not pick up an umbrella to keep them dry. The Entertainer have character umbrellas from popular T.V shows. We particularly love this cute pink Paw Patrol design; it might even make them keen to get out of the front door on a rainy day!

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

Stationery Lovers

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

Poundland is a great place to go for stationery on a budget. Pick up the essentials like these Bic pens or this pretty foliage notebook.

For maths, this Helix compact set from The Works is the perfect tool to set them up for their lessons.

Do you have children who are about to start secondary school and are feeling nervous? Why not read with them this book called ‘Be Strong’ (The Works). This book is for 7-11-year-olds who may struggle with low confidence and self-esteem.

Those children starting their GCSE’s or college, help them organise their course work and projects with these handy A4 zip wallets (B&M).

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 Home Bargains; we love this gorgeous rainbow design.

B&M’s collapsible lunch box with a spork is ideal for taking up less space in their bag once they have eaten their lunch.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Pick up this cool plastic bottle from Superdrug; we are sure they won’t forget to drink water throughout the day with this reminder in front of their eyes.

For some snacks to add to their lunch, head to Iceland who has a great selection. The Cathedral City mini cheeses are perfect for a savoury snack. In need of a little sweet treat? Why not pack them a mini chocolate chip muffin (also Iceland).

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 to view more products selected from our fantastic retailers.

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