Floppets are cool for back to school – Review and Competition

Everyone can always tell my boys are doing the school run from miles away. Not because of their shouting and laughing at high volume (although they do that as well) usually it’s the jangling of all the key-rings on their school bag which gives it away. It’s got to the point now where I have a policy of one on/one off as the cacophony of jingles can send me batty when it’s one of those days.

Thankfully their latest gang of backpack buddies make no noise whatsoever, and are also much easier to attach than the myriad of keyrings. The boys can even do it themselves.

The name for them is Floppets, and these new friends are all set to become a new playground craze. Attaching to almost everything thanks to the easy fastening velcro loop. Children will be able to customise backpacks, pencils, shoes, glasses, or even wear them as rings around fingers and toes.

Collect and choose your Floppets from the different Floppet groups, Petlets, Munchkin Monsters and Flop Seas.

Floppets are a great pocket-money buy at £1.99 each and are available from Toys ‘R’ Us, The Entertainer and W H Smith.

Start Rite Shoes are also including a special Floppets Foil Pack in every new pair of back to school shoes purchased. This offer is available from Harrods, Brantano and other independent stores.

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Competition

Toybuzz has a Set of 5 Floppets to give away to one of our readers.

All you need to do to enter is to leave a comment about anything relating to back to school. It could be back to school tips, reminiscing, or pet peeves and gripes.

Competition ends 12:00 am 06 September 2013

UK Entries Only

***** Congratulations to the winner Stacey Kirkbride ******

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113 thoughts on “Floppets are cool for back to school – Review and Competition

  • August 29, 2013 at 2:54 pm
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    labelled all school uniform last night with the help of a stamptastic stamp. brilliant! @MummyFever

  • August 30, 2013 at 10:05 am
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    my daughter starts school this year and is very excited – it’s contagious and I can’t wait for her to start learning

  • August 30, 2013 at 10:52 am
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    My friend has twin girls, luckily they are best friends. They are so supportive of each other, it wonderful to see them interacting together. A lot of work getting organised for returning to school. Exciting too. They are at the stage they know what they like and want, chat about it together. Then go shopping with mum, aiming to get uniform and all that is needed for school return. It is a girls day out for them, though they do come back exhausted. Luckily Gran will have their evening meal prepared for their return.I like to think the girls will always be close and enjoy shopping trips together when they are older.

  • August 30, 2013 at 11:19 am
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    The first day back to school always starts with a shout of ” MUM where’s my (insert something essential they haven’t seen for six weeks and didn’t think to find yesterday)”

  • August 30, 2013 at 11:25 am
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    I love dropping my kids off at school on the first day of term – new uniform, now school shoes and bag – they all look so smart and clean and I feel proud! Then……6 1/2 hours later what do I see – my four kids racing out of the school gates with scuffed shoes, pain on their sleeves, grass stains on knees – but big smiles lol! Oh well, at least they enjoyed their first day back (as much as me lol)

  • August 30, 2013 at 11:31 am
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    My children are all grown up but I remember the relief when they went back to school. Summer holidays are long and it was difficult to keep them amused all summer especially in a miserable summer.

  • August 30, 2013 at 11:42 am
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    Much as I love my kids it was a relief when school started and I had some time back to myself and the house back in order.

  • August 30, 2013 at 12:15 pm
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    labelled all school uniform last night

  • August 30, 2013 at 12:47 pm
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    Well this is a very exciting time for me as my eldest son will be starting school in September. We tried his uniform on him the other day and I had tears in my eyes so heaven knows what I’ll be like on the day!

  • August 30, 2013 at 1:03 pm
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    I used to hate going back to school after the summer holidays as even though I knew I’d be with all my friends it also meant chilly frost cold school mornings but now I think I’d love to go back! :)

  • August 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm
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    Back to School with all the new clothes on! Feeling all starchy but important too and almost creeking with anticipation.

  • August 30, 2013 at 1:25 pm
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    The kids oversleeping their alarms!

  • August 30, 2013 at 1:32 pm
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    Huge queues in the barbers yesterday – must be back to school time!

  • August 30, 2013 at 4:31 pm
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    My eldest starts in reception next week and tried on her uniform yesterday – she suddenly looks so grown up and I have no idea how she can be starting school already! Sob!

  • August 30, 2013 at 4:35 pm
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    My top tip is to label everything ! My kids have lost so much stuff at schoolbefore I started labelling !

  • August 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm
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    I hate getting back into school, getting organised etc! Such a drag after the relaxation of the summer holidays

  • August 30, 2013 at 5:56 pm
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    My daughter actually can’t wait to go back to school!

  • August 30, 2013 at 6:31 pm
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    make sure the kids have a early night before going back to school

  • August 30, 2013 at 6:34 pm
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    I think the children are really looking forward to going back to school,although we have had a wonderful summer

  • August 30, 2013 at 6:47 pm
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    We love suddenly realising that they’ve grown out of their shoes or trousers in the space of a month.

  • August 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm
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    That is my last grandchild (fingers crossed) off to school and I managed to see all 6 on their first day 1 every year for past 6 years lol 😀

  • August 30, 2013 at 9:11 pm
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    Label everything that can be took off!

  • August 30, 2013 at 9:18 pm
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    school dinners beetroot was awful

  • August 30, 2013 at 10:41 pm
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    I always have this little dream that the 1st day back at school will run smoothly,To my children getting up and getting dressed all nice and quietly,But instead its like any other school morning a bloody big rush and a free for all to argue and bicker :{

  • August 31, 2013 at 8:22 am
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    my daughter is going to be in year 2! how time flys! my tip would be dont push them let them learn in their own way

  • August 31, 2013 at 10:42 am
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    Having the house to myself!

  • August 31, 2013 at 4:29 pm
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    been labelling all clothes and bags ready for school

  • August 31, 2013 at 5:12 pm
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    Mine go back this week- haven’t even got their school sweaters yet…*stress*

  • August 31, 2013 at 7:17 pm
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    Just took my niece out shopping with us and she wanted a new pencil case for school. Took ages to find the perfect one and then we had to find the perfect things to go in it. I’ve 3 boys and never had an issue with pencil cases apart from the fact they had to have the name of their football team on.

  • August 31, 2013 at 8:55 pm
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    I love when the children bring their art work home from school

  • September 1, 2013 at 12:04 am
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    My eldest is starting high school this year and my youngest isnt even in school yet! ahhhh! x

  • September 1, 2013 at 12:16 am
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    both my kids aged 6 and 5 are looking forward to going back to school, i remember when it was the 6weeks holidays when i was at school and it never seemed long enough! im glad times have changed and children enjoy going to school to learn now x

  • September 1, 2013 at 7:39 am
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    school again soon :) kids are looking forward to being back with their friends :)

  • September 1, 2013 at 10:22 am
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    These are fab my son would love these for back to school

  • September 1, 2013 at 10:46 am
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    Love the kids going back to school. BUT why do they always have a massive growth spurt in the summer. Another 3 sets of uniform to buy!!!

  • September 1, 2013 at 11:31 am
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    Have finally finished labelling all the school clothes and all ready to wear

  • September 1, 2013 at 11:54 am
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    I remember loving the first day back at school after summer because everything I wore was brand new!

  • September 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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    Loved the hols, uniforms sorted, ready for the new terms hectic schedule.

  • September 1, 2013 at 3:25 pm
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    I remember having to sit and sew on all my own name labels before school started. Awful!

  • September 1, 2013 at 7:34 pm
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    The summer holidays have gone too quickly!!

  • September 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm
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    I hate t when my son goes back to school, it makes me sad that another fun summer is over, plus my youngest is starting nursery, so that’s it all my babies growing up!

  • September 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm
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    I used to hate going back to school, it meant summer was over!

  • September 1, 2013 at 11:13 pm
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    Boys going back – shoe cleaning – bag packing – looking for lunchboxes – early nights – what fun!!

  • September 2, 2013 at 6:04 am
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    My son finishes school next year and my daughter starts (scarey)

  • September 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm
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    I just remember so many uniforms – I went to 7 schools

  • September 2, 2013 at 10:36 pm
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    All uniform labelling finally finished today, hooray!

  • September 2, 2013 at 11:49 pm
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    overheard at the supermarket “for f***** sake try not to bite anyone at school tomorrow. Especially not the teacher.” Thought they might have been joking but from the look of the frazzled mum of the (approx 7-8 year old) child she was deadly serious. So next time your kids start playing up remind yourself that they could be worse, at least they’re not gnawing their teacher!

  • September 3, 2013 at 7:56 am
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    This time of year always makes me think it’s not long till Xmas!

  • September 3, 2013 at 9:37 am
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    We have a month of part time before my daughter goes full time, I know kids need to be broken in gently, but a month of still having to sort child care gets to be a pain! Still, gonna miss her.

  • September 3, 2013 at 10:26 am
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    These school holidays have gone so quick !! Now the countdown to Christmas starts :/ x

  • September 3, 2013 at 11:00 am
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    Have summer holidays finished already :(

  • September 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm
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    make sure you do a uniform and kit with them the night before so they turn up smart and ready

  • September 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm
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    six weeks off school is toooooo long. should be broken up

  • September 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm
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    My little boy starts school in a week and he is so excited – yet I am so nervous…..

  • September 4, 2013 at 4:43 am
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    I used to love going back to school with a new pencil case and bag! These days there are so many cool new things for kids, like this prize!

  • September 4, 2013 at 10:23 am
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    MY SON’S FIRST YEAR WEARING A SHIRT & TIE, THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE GREY SHIRTS INSTEAD BOF WHITE THOUGH, WILL NEVER KEEP IT CLEAN!

  • September 4, 2013 at 10:26 am
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    Make packed lunches the night before,saves time in the morning

  • September 4, 2013 at 10:29 am
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    My DS started school today, was good as gold when I left him :-)
    To make life easier I get the kids uniforms ready the night before and leave them out – saves time in the mornings!!

  • September 4, 2013 at 10:58 am
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    we have a few dry runs of the trip to school, from getting up, to breakfast then the walk………………….. but will it work out on the day!!!!!!! NO

  • September 4, 2013 at 10:58 am
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    My daughter is a teacher and going back to school means leaving her baby for the first time which she is dreading

  • September 4, 2013 at 11:05 am
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    try not to make a too big a thing about a LO starting school as it may be dunting to them even if like me you are loosing your baby

  • September 4, 2013 at 11:19 am
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    New school bag and pencil case
    Black shoes with a fancy lace
    Meg & Mog, Topsy & Tim
    Hiding behind my desk getting changed for gym
    Mrs Blake with her crazy hair
    Answering a question with my hand in the air
    British Bulldog every playtime
    My name on a peg so I knew it was mine
    School dinners were a hit or a miss
    Except for the puddings which I totally miss
    We never knew the time would pass so fast
    So enjoy being carefree whilst it lasts

  • September 4, 2013 at 11:33 am
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    Get uniforms & lunch boxes ready the night before.

  • September 4, 2013 at 1:13 pm
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    School uniform is just hurrenously expensive- Even the ‘cheaper’ supermarket uniform items soon mount up- I spent a fortune on just one entire unform this year, god help me when both of my mini mes are at school!

  • September 4, 2013 at 1:15 pm
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    My best tip for a successful first day back at school is to make sure everything is organised so there is time for a good breakfast before the day starts.

  • September 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm
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    Missing my kids already -cant wait for next school hols!

  • September 4, 2013 at 2:02 pm
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    i used to hate the toilets in my junior school!!!!

  • September 4, 2013 at 4:45 pm
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    My daughter can’t wait to go back to school , she has her bag packed for a week now :-)

  • September 4, 2013 at 5:10 pm
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    I used to love P.E and Games lesson’s at school, was in all the after school sport activities. missed it when I left school

  • September 4, 2013 at 5:47 pm
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    My eldest boy started secondary school last week! He is growing up too fast.
    My younger two are both still preschool age so I still have them at home a lot.

  • September 4, 2013 at 6:42 pm
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    my 7 year old son went back to school today along with all the other kiddies on the square and our 3 year old is missing them loads! unfortunately he has to wait til next monday to go back to pre-school and even then it’s just for 3 hours a day. poor sod gets so bored :(

  • September 4, 2013 at 8:24 pm
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    I’ll always remember my first day at school,I walked in and burst into tears,cos the teacher sat me at a table with stickle bricks on and I sat there and cried,the teacher thought it was because I was missing home,but I remember saying no it’s not that,it’s cos I don’t like Stickle bricks!!haha

  • September 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm
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    School uniforms to iron :(

  • September 4, 2013 at 8:37 pm
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    my childs school has gone from primary to academy this year meaning all uniform had to be changed to a new badge which is the ugliest thing I have ever seen

  • September 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm
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    My eldest started big school today,he was fine really excited!. I was a emotional wreck :)

  • September 4, 2013 at 10:01 pm
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    that wonderful feeling when you know they’re going back :)

  • September 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm
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    I remember my first day at school – my sisters took me to my classroom, and I traced a picture of a fairy sitting on a toadstool. :)

  • September 4, 2013 at 11:01 pm
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    my son was dreading going back to school today but he came home with a big smile on his face! i always do pack up the night before to save time

  • September 4, 2013 at 11:19 pm
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    My old school toilets were haunted, i swear it..spooky!

  • September 5, 2013 at 2:01 am
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    Finally back to school time for the kids! They would love these!

  • September 5, 2013 at 7:49 am
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    My eldest daughter has just started high school and I’m an absolute wreck! I can’t believe where the time and years have gone!

  • September 5, 2013 at 8:00 am
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    First day in comprehensive for my grandson yesterday he looked so smart in his uniform but so small

  • September 5, 2013 at 8:22 am
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    pet hate about back to school is the endless jumpers that go missing even with name tags in they go walkies, i have 3 boys at same school and at 10 a jumper it leaves me so angry when they get took

  • September 5, 2013 at 9:42 am
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    I miss school!

  • September 5, 2013 at 10:05 am
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    Remembering to label everything up with their names on it. always coming back with someone elses

  • September 5, 2013 at 10:53 am
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    make sure you write the names in everything!! its amazing how much kids lose in school

  • September 5, 2013 at 11:08 am
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    I hated school so much that when it came to going back in September , me and my friend tried
    to break our arms so we could extend our summer hols!

  • September 5, 2013 at 11:44 am
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    Thank goodness they are back to school my purse is empty !

  • September 5, 2013 at 11:49 am
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    with an hour long walk twice aday and 3 children in 3 diffrent schools i love the school holidays! on the plus side i allways drop a dress size by christmas lol

  • September 5, 2013 at 12:52 pm
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    My pet pev is most definitely when the children have an inset teacher training day within a matter of weeks of being back at school !!!!

  • September 5, 2013 at 1:04 pm
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    I love the floppets – Such a great idea to jazz up school uniforms.

  • September 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm
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    I’m awaiting the return of my little boy – it’s his second day today and I am very nervous. Just hoping he still loves it!

    These Floppets are a great idea – particularly for your child to be able to distinguish which shoes are theirs after PE.

  • September 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm
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    By the end of the 6 weeks holidays my girls are ready to go back to school, me too, to be honest, but now theyve been back a couple of days, i would happily have them off for another week now :-)

  • September 5, 2013 at 1:55 pm
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    Daughters both went back to school this week – I must admit a hugh relief as they get so bored towards the end.

  • September 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm
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    I loved the excitement of seeing all your friends again after the long holidays.

  • September 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm
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    First day back for my daughter today unfortunately the school sent home a letter stating yesterday was the first day back and didnt bother to update the school website so about half the school turned up yesterday morning to be told they were still closed!

  • September 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm
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    back to school means rushing around and trying to be in five places at once! aghghhh

  • September 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm
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    Better make sure that i leave for work 15 minutes earlier, roads are alot busier during term time

  • September 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm
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    Ha they been home and hour and they are all asleep exhausted.

  • September 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm
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    School uniform last minute dash for shoes and black trousers and bags

  • September 5, 2013 at 6:00 pm
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    Have the school uniforms all ready and layed out the night before,also make up the school lunches the night before and leave in the fridge!So much easier in the mornings less shotings and screaming!!

  • September 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm
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    cheese me off that went into Tesco yesterday and they already taking all uniform off sale. When my lad started last year they staggered the start so was like 10 th before he started and you always afraid to get uniform too early as kids spurt in teh summer

  • September 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm
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    How come no matter how determined I am to be prepared for them going back to school each year, we are still chasing round on the last day for uniform, bags, shoes, pencil cases… :)

  • September 5, 2013 at 8:11 pm
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    i really hae aving to get used to a new teacher …. for both my sons and me ! …. putting the trust in one teacher then having to start all overagain the following year is horrid ! … as a mum who has no close by family so sons are always withme its hard to trut new people around my kiddos !

  • September 5, 2013 at 8:35 pm
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    My sister is so excited to be going back to school – wish I had the long holidays instead of work!!

  • September 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm
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    There is always one piece of uniform missing on the morning of the first day back!

  • September 5, 2013 at 9:12 pm
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    Out of all the uniform, why are shoes soooo expensive? They’re trashed in weeks too!

  • September 5, 2013 at 9:40 pm
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    I hated having to wear in a new uniform.

  • September 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm
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    So much money spent. it’s scary!!!

  • September 5, 2013 at 11:04 pm
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    Its a bit of a shock to the system getting back into the routine, none of us are very good at getting up early! These look great fun.

  • September 5, 2013 at 11:12 pm
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    There is nothing better than putting on a fresh new uniform on at the beginning of the school year, I used to love it when I was a kid!

  • September 5, 2013 at 11:13 pm
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    I remember when I moved up a form and we were allowed roller ball pens, and then when your handwriting was better you could progress to a fountain pen. Shopping for my matching set of pens was one of the most exciting things ever!

  • September 5, 2013 at 11:39 pm
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    Would love these for my little brother :)

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