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Back to School at Bridgewater Shopping Centre!

Published on 10th August 2020
Bridgewater Back to School Checklist

The weeks are flying by and back to school is just around the corner. We’ve got some helpful tips for parents in order to keep both students and staff safe when they return to school in the coming weeks.

Look out for our Bridgewater ‘Back to School Recommended’ tags on items in-store to make the back to school shop even easier.

Plus, keep scrolling to enter our competition with win a primary or secondary Back to School Bundle!

Back to School Essentials List:

  • Clear plastic pencil case

    • Look for a pencil case that can be wiped down easily
    • Do you need to keep one in school and one at home?

Where to buy: Eason, Dunnes Stores, Euro Giant, Claire’s, Argos

  • School bag

      • Non-fabric and can easily be wiped down

Where to buy: Dunnes, DV8, Argos, Claire’s, Eason, Intersport Elvery’s

  • Colouring pencils, Set of crayons, Erasers, Rulers & Pritt stick

        • Do you need to keep one in school and one at home?
        • Can these items be labelled easily if you need to leave in school?

Where to buy: Eason, Dunnes Stores, Euro Giant, Argos

  • HB pencils & pencil sharpener 

    • Having a pencil sharpener with a canister reduces your child’s requirement to leave their desk.

Where to buy: Eason, Dunnes Stores, Euro Giant, Argos

Handwriting pens, Highlighter pens, Coloured Pens

    • These items won’t be provided in school, make sure to add to your list for 2020
    • Do you need to keep one in school and one at home? Can these items be labelled easily if you need to leave in school?

Where to buy: Eason, Dunnes Stores, Euro Giant, Argos

  • Maths set and calculator

    • These items won’t be provided in school, make sure to add to your list for 2020
    • Do you need to keep one in school and one at home? Can these items be labelled easily if you need to leave in school?

Where to buy: Eason, Dunnes Stores, Euro Giant, Argos

  • Copies & Plastic copy covers

    • Any item being brought between school and home should be easily wiped down with an antibacterial wipe

Where to buy: Eason, Dunnes Stores, Euro Giant

  • Plastic Lunch Box & Reusable Water Bottle

    • Any item being brought between school and home should be easily wiped down with an antibacterial wipe
    • You may want to consider a lunch box with a cutlery set included

Where to buy: Eason, Dunnes Stores, Euro Giant, Argos

  • Tissues, Antibacterial Wipes and Hand Sanitiser

    • Some additional items to consider for 2020

Where to buy: Superdrug, Boots, Dunnes Stores, Euro Giant & VM Home & DIY 

  • We would advise picking up two of everything, with one set being kept at school and the other to be kept at home. This minimises risk as materials aren’t being transported from school to home and vice versa.
  • Pick up additional uniforms for daily changes
  • Try to avoid fabric covered items and instead, buy items that can be easily cleaned/wiped down throughout the day: PVC pencil cases, wipeable plastic covers for schoolbooks and copies, etc
  • Send children to school with hand sanitiser and reusable face masks to be used regularly when at school and travelling

How would you like to win a back to school bundle? Enter below to be in with your chance to win. There are 5 primary school and 5 secondary school bundles up for grabs!

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