A-Z of the best back-to-school purchases at Rushmere

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It’s nearly school time again and Rushmere Shopping Centre has done its sums so you and your kids get top marks in classroom style. From indestructible backpacks to scuff resistant shoes, Rushmere Shopping Centre presents the coolest kit for surviving the year ahead.

Parents can look forward to stress free shopping from a wide variety of retailers, all under one roof. Rushmere offers a one stop shop for everything your child needs for the new school term, at great value prices, making it as easy as ABC to be top of the class.

An APPLE a day keeps the doctor away!

Pop into Sainsbury’s for a wide selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and healthy snacks to fill the lunchbox. Making sure your kids get their five-a-day has never been easier.

BAG yourself a great deal on kids backpacks in Debenhams, that are sure to survive the walk to school. For older kids that are too cool for school, they will love this Nike school bag from Debenhams for £26.

CRAYONS…..pens and pencils –B&M Bargains should be your first stop for affordable stationery, like this set of 20 coloured ball pens set of for just £0.99 which is great for taking notes or doodling on the cover of folders during double maths! And while you’re there grab a great value pencil case such as these colourful versions for boys and girls.

Make sure you have the perfect purse to store your Dinner money in. Get this super cute purse or just £5 from Accessorize.

EYE-EYE….kids go free at Specsavers!

Don’t forget to look after your child’s eyecare ahead of the school term.

At Specsavers under-16s get a free NHS eye test, optical voucher, and their new SuperTough single vision lenses in their glasses as standard. They also stock a fantastic range of glasses for the younger customer such as these Hello Kitty frames for £64 and the brand new Moshi Monsters collection of stylish specs.

Sometimes your little darlings get bored with sandwiches and sometimes you want them to have a hot meal. This FLASK from Matalan will take soup or pasta and keep it warm for up to six hours and comes in a great variety of colours.

Kids like to show off so why not pick up a Collins School World Atlas at Eason’s for them to brag about their summer GLOBE trotting. It also doubles up as a geography lesson for secondary school pupils, perfectly designed to support and motivate key stage 4 students.

Good stationery leads to good HOMEWORK…..check out T.K. Maxx for daily bargains.

Keep back-to-school an INTERESTING and fun by picking up some great books from Eason’s or treat a sweet tooth with some delectable delights from Thornton’s.

Keep secrets away from prying eyes in your very own JOURNAL! The Lego Friends Journal comes in an assortment of colours and is available at Debenhams for just £8. Girls will love sharing secrets and juicy gossip in this pretty journal. Older kids don’t need to drag around a whole pile of books anymore, pick up a KINDLE FIRE HD from £159.99 in Curry’s. It would look great on a teenage desk, and might even encourage some tidiness!

LUNCH is an important meal during the school day so make sure you have the coolest lunch bag in the school. This Star Wars lunch set from Next is £8.50 and you can fit plenty of lunch time treats in it.

Be a master of MATHS with the latest calculator from Casio. It has even got 260 functions that can help with those tricky sums, and nobody mentioned cheating! Sounds too good to be true.

Research has found that children are more likely to put pen to paper if they have their own NOTEBOOKS to write on – list of friends, their favourite teachers, whatever.

For all those budding little Olympians out there P.E. kit essentials like these Adidas BTS Class Trainers from Lifestyle Sports at £24.00 will make them stand out as a class act…..you never know who will be the next Usain Bolt or Jessica Ennis!

A necessity in Northern Ireland for playtime is the RAINCOAT; you just never know when the heavens will open so make sure you’re prepared. H&M has it covered with a fashionable range starting from just £14.99.

After a hard day’s work and with dinner to get ready a DVD will keep your child QUIET while you try and grab five minutes of ‘me’ time. A full selection of DVD’s are available at Sainsbury’s, starting at £7.49 upwards.

Going back to school is only fun if you can have lots and lots of fabulous stationery to take with you. Make sure you get all the essentials such as a RULER, compass and sharpener. You can easily pick up all these back to school essentials at Eason’s.

Let your kids step out in style with these black leather school SHOES from Clarks at £35. They also have rubber toe protection with Velcro fastening for easy on/off, so they get top marks for style.

Trying to keep up with TECHNOLOGY can be exhausting but this how-to book from Andy Seed has all the best websites for homework for all those smarty pants out there…..it was even written by a teacher!

Ensure your little ones look their best from the extensive back-to-school range at Debenhams. With UNIFORMS in all styles and colours at 20% off, shopping at Rushmere is a clever choice.

Come September the nights get dark so early so make sure your child is safe with a hi-VIS vest.

They grow up so fast these days so keep track with this fun and handy WALL chart for £13 from Sainsbury’s.

As a special treat in the evening get the latest XBOX games priced from just £6.99 at GAME.

YUMMY mummies deserve a treat too and we all know how competitive the school run fashion stake is, so head to Monsoon and treat yourself to a stylish outfit. You know you’re worth it.

ZZZzzz…………… School can be exhausting after a summer of fun and games so get the latest bed wear from Next from £21-27 for these super cool onesies.

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