Take the stress out of back-to-school season with WH Smith

 It’s nearly time for the annual back-to-school madness to begin. Textbooks will be dusted off and from finding new school bags, ties and gym kits – it can be overwhelming for parents to consider everything their kids need.

The majority of mums and dads view the back-to-school season as the most stressful time of the year, so to help make the process that bit easier, we have complied a check list of classroom essentials with WH Smith – all of which is available at The Mall nearest you.

  1. Search for that special school bag

For many kids, choosing a new school bag is one of the most exciting experiences in the back to school routine. It’s a chance for our little ones to showcase their individuality and have something bright and playful in contrast to their often-dull uniforms. WH Smith has a wide selection of long-lasting and quality bags, sure to please even the pickiest of pupils.

  

Our favourites include this rainbow unicorn rucksack, complete with sequins and fluff for £29.99 – it has three zippers for extra security, three separate compartments and a space for water bottles. This cute little shark bag at £24.99 has adjustable straps for even the tiniest of school goers along with felt teeth and fins – perfect for scaring classmates! Or, keep it cool with this marble backpack in a durable material, priced at £19.99 with a more grown-up look and heaps and heaps of space. Don’t forget WH Smith has an amazing range of lunch boxes too!

  1. Stay hydrated all day long

We’re all aware just how important staying hydrated is in order to focus and get the most out of classes. But, did you know WH Smith is the place to go for a great range of water bottles?   They’re essential for learning, battling fatigue and helping concentration too. These refillable bottles are not only the most practical choice but much better for the environment and, the more aesthetically pleasing, the greater chance of your little one drinking up during school hours.

  

  1. Pick the perfect pencil case

Perched pride of place on classroom desks, the pencil case is the crowning glory of any back-to-school stationery search. WH Smith has a massive selection of pencil cases to suit the tastes of any student. From the colourful and wacky, to the classy and simple, there is something guaranteed for everyone.

How adorable is this little smiling biscuit for £9.99? Or, stay up to date with 2019’s biggest trends and opt for some animal print, like this fluffy leopard case priced at £7.99. The sporty type will love bringing the pitch into the classroom with this mini football boot, only £9.99.

  

  1. Go stationery mad!

From the basics to the funky, WH Smith has everything you need. With pencils, pens, highlighters and rubbers galore – we have got all bases covered from early years right up to university and beyond. The right tools will help pupils on their way to becoming the best they can be!

Younger kids will love the selection of crayons, coloured pencils and pens (as well as fun stickers and colouring books!) For those climbing their way through school, there are the best scientific calculators (including this stylish rose gold one for just £7.99), rulers and retractors to help through math class all year long.

Check out these gorgeous highlighters - pastels are a big trend this season and this pretty pack of eight is only £7.99.  This striped expanding file from the WH Smith Henley collection is ideal for keeping important bits and bobs together in a school bag at just £6.29 -  so no more letters or reminders will sneak away!

TOP TIP TO REMEMBER – WH Smith specialise in personalised and waterproof name labels for your little ones, so no jacket, gym bag or lunch box will ever go missing again! A pack of 42 costs only £4.80.

Enjoy the last of the summer break and take the stress out of the back-to-school shop. WH Smith at The Mall is your one-stop destination for all those practical school supplies, so sit back, relax and let us do the work!

 Enjoy the last of the summer break and take the stress out of the back-to-school shop. WH Smith at The Mall is your one-stop destination for all those practical school supplies, so sit back, relax and let us do the work!