What is the best stationery for schools?

Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

With the new school term nearly upon us, here’s a look at choosing the right stationery for a child’s education.

Stationery are the basic tools every young learner needs to be able to work on their skills and enhance their knowledge base – whether that’s through writing, drawing or crafting.

As a teacher, giving your students the right resources to learn is vital. Without them, they won’t be able to progress and receiving the best education could then be a struggle. With everything from pens and pencils to organised desk storage, it all makes a difference.

Stationery for working

Starting with the basics, the ability to read, write and draw is incredibly important. They are some of the initial educational skills that are worked on and without them, children will find it difficult to associate, remember and push on with their education. The stationery fundamentals of a workbook, pen and pencil are a necessity. Once a child has these in the classroom, they’re able to make notes, complete tasks, and depict what they are learning about topics in a way that suits them.

Remember, though, that there are different styles of workbook for every subject, with some needing more page space than others. Also, look at the style of pens that the kids are using. Some finding it easier to write with a biro, some a fountain pen and others felt tips (these are great for improving handwriting!). It all depends on what’s most comfortable or familiar with the child.

Creative stationery

Keeping children engaged in their learning is probably one of the most difficult tasks that teachers and tutors face, with children often finding learning boring, repetitive, or too hard. Counteracting this by keeping lessons and sessions light, fun, and enjoyable helps hold students’ attention, while also continuing to progress with their learning.

Crafts are a popular choice in the classroom, giving the kids a way to express their creativity in an artistic form yet still making educational connections between images, words, or other learning structures. For these projects, you’ll likely need paper, scissors, and glue to keep the work intact – so be sure to have those on hand before art lessons.

Storage solutions

Finally, finding the right storage for your classroom helps you to keep completed work and projects safe and organised to look back on when recapping, marking, or showcasing work. For simple written tasks, the workbook in itself should be the perfect place to store your work, but for larger projects, a file or folder could be your best option. While for storing your stationery, desk organisers are available, giving you and your students specific places to keep each piece of their equipment, so they’ll never go missing and leave them without a pen or pencil to use for their lessons.

The right stationery for schools sets young students on the best path for their learning journey, helping them to better engage with their studies and develop a deeper understanding of topics whilst enjoying how they work.