Our pick of gifts for school leavers
Picking the perfect present for school leavers can be
tricky, so here's a round-up of our favourite finds...
Create a special gift filled with memories to remind your
leavers of their time at the school. With suppliers offering
numerous themes, customisable templates, lesson ideas and secure
online designers, creating a leavers' book has never been easier. A
colourful book is the perfect way to say goodbye.
Children will adore a furry farewell with a cuddly mascot.
Choose from dozens of teddies to pick the perfect companion to
accompany pupils to their new school. The teddies' T-shirts can be
printed with your school logo, children's name or any other
information you require.
A hoodie is a simple way for students to feel part of a
community and remember their school in a stylish and cosy way.
Hoodies can be printed with all students' names as well as the
year. Hoodies are available in a range of sizes, styles, colours
This 80-page A5 wallet comes with a pen and blank stickers so
children can write messages to classmates. Its cover can be
personalised with the school name and the name of each pupil.
These decorative mugs are a treasured keepsake for children to
take home. Available in a variety of colours, choose from quality
earthenware or fine bone china.
These slim, hardback autograph books come in a range of styles.
With 44 coloured pages, they're perfect for getting the signatures
of classmates. Add personalisation with your school name, a message
and even a photograph. Other autograph books are available.
Mini Oxford dictionaries
Ideal for school bags in a handy mini format, the Oxford
Mini School Dictionary and Thesaurus is the perfect tool for
children aged 10 and over. Packed with thousands of words and
phrases, this makes a fitting gift for pupils moving on to
What's the PTA's position?
PTA-purchased leavers' gifts can be the subject of debate. Most
PTAs are set up to 'advance the education of pupils', therefore
some feel that leavers' gifts aren't an appropriate use of PTA
funds, as they only benefit a select group of pupils. But if you
give leavers' gifts every year (of a similar value), then all
children in the school will eventually benefit. Or work out a
joint-payment scheme with the school, where the PTA pays half the
cost and the school pays the other half.
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