This is a strange time for everybody - especially the young people leaving primary or secondary school this summer. It’s possible they’ve had their last day at school already, so helping them to mark and celebrate this rite of passage is really important. Here are some ways you can (virtually) celebrate with friends, but we'd love to hear about any other ideas you have:.
A great option for all ages is a leavers’ hoodie. Parentkind are pleased to be able to recommend suppliers who can provide the perfect memento for your school leaver.
Music and videos
If there is a technology whizz in your child’s class, perhaps they could put together a Spotify playlist with a contribution from each student or a video with a selection of photographs of their experiences at school?
Baking and cooking have been a big theme during the lockdown and social media is full of photos of makes by young people. This is a great chance to collate all those sweet treats and savoury dishes from the leavers and make into a keepsake to treasure forever.
Class trips and residentials may be off the menu for the time being but that does not mean you can’t have fun with your friends! Join together virtually with other families for an online quiz or bingo. Other opportunities that technology brings include having a cook-along, talent show or even a large scale karaoke session!
If many of your class live close together, you could organise for each child to display some meaningful artwork in their windows for their classmates to pass by and see! Then you could collate a book of all the final pictures. Alternatively, why not leave some decorated stones out to be caught on camera too?
Don't forget we have a number of suppliers in our Supplier Directory providing some other great ideas including branded products, other clothing and cards so do take a look!