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Back to school: when friendships go wrong

At Inkpots, we’re proud to create an environment full of kindness and respect, but when school friendships go wrong, they can have a seemingly devastating impact on your child. Perhaps the person they stuck close to has betrayed them, or they find themselves isolated within a group. What can you do to help and advise […]

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Back to school: choosing an after school club

With the new school year creeping up on us, we’re here to make the process a little less daunting with our back to school transition series! This week we’re talking after school clubs, something the internet is overloaded with information about. In amongst buying new school uniforms and stationery (you can never have too much…) […]

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Max and the Millions by Ross Montgomery: it’s all in the details

Max loves paying attention to details, however small, perfect for model making. So, when his only friend – caretaker and fellow modeller at his boarding school St Goliath’s, Mr Darrow –mysteriously disappears, he knows what he must do. Unbeknown to his peers, Mr Darrow has created a whole new civilisation, shrunk down to microscopic size! […]

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Six summer reads for… older readers!

Our final six summer read recommendations are here! This one’s for any Inkpots looking to dip their toe into the diverse world of young adult books, from mystery stories to graphic novels to contemporary. Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard: Barnard’s refreshing take on female friendship and mental health will leave you gasping for breath. […]

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Six summer reads for… 9 to 12 year olds!

We’re back with another six summer read recommendations – this time for nine to twelve year olds! Summer Holiday Stories by Enid Blyton (short story collection): join Blyton’s much loved characters as they adventure over land and sea in these 22 tales! Featuring appearances from the Famous Five gang and the twins at St Clares. […]

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