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Back to school supplies: What not to do… and all the essential info

The average parent of a child at school will wash more than 1,400 loads of school uniform, make 37 costumes and clean school shoes 125 times. Time to get prepared...

Posted: 20 August 2014
by Catherine Hudson
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Back to school. What not to do number one = leave everything until the last minute; because chances are it will be a nervous and exciting time for both you and your child. Especially if this term, is the first term.

Clarks Shoes, purveyor of fine back to school shoes, has released survey results which show exactly how much time parents invest in back to school related incidents, including:

·      67 grazed knees

·      49 holes in uniform

·      125 cleaning school shoes

·      37 costumes

·      117 homework projects

·      1404 loads of washing school uniform

·      1236 hours helping with homework

Never fear, because Junior has plenty of top expert tips, advice and suggestions to help get your new school year off to a flying start. 

Also, join in with our back to school forum thread to share advice and ask for tips from fellow parents. 


Clarks has teamed up with Ladybird to offer a free 'Let's Start School' memory book, with every pair of school shoes fitted, to help capture those special moments of a child's first days at school.

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School is the education place where obviously we are not allowed to do each and everything we require. There are a lot of restrictions in school for the students. Students are not allowed to fight with each other and ruin their clothes and shoes. It must be taught to every student to learn positive things in school peacefully and maintain the decorum.

Posted: 06/07/2018 at 02:22

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