7 July 2020 What's Trending: The Circular Economy, Buddies and IB results
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7 July 2020 What’s Trending: The Circular Economy, Buddies and IB results

Various themes are trending this week on Classlist. Including raising money for your school by selling second hand clothing, setting up a buddy system for incoming families and IB results for 2020. 

Circular economy and school fundraising

Circular economy

Last week we saw school uniform sales trending. A surge of marketplace posts on Classlist as parents recoup some of their costs by exchanging good quality second hand uniforms, sporting equipment and musical instruments.

If however, parents want to offload items that qualify as more quantity than quality, we’ve picked up some schools promoting the selling of clothing by the kilo. Parents donate and the school receives £0.60 per kilo. Companies aimed at supporting school fundraising such as Bag2school.com and Happyschoolbag.co.uk.  Do share with us if you have any experience with these organisations or any others that offer an innovative way of fundraising.

Buddy systems

Buddy systems that match new parents to existing families is great idea. As former expats this is an initiative Clare (ex Brazil) and myself (ex India) would have appreciated. Especially relevant right now, with the current challenges of social distancing at school this term. If you are interested in learning more, do post any questions on Ambassador Circle or contact us support@classlist.com. We know a few ‘buddy’ experts are out there.

Related to the subject of helping parents buddy up, we are trialling classbudi a new video chatroom feature that encourages new parents to meet face to face albeit via video. If you want to get involved in testing our beta version do contact us. 

IB results

If your school offers IB this is likely to be a contentious issue this week. According to International Baccalaureate, grades are on average the highest ever in the last four years. Many pupils and parents however, are expressing disappointment and confusion regarding their IB results. Families are very anxious about whether universities will honour provisional places.

Leading Headteachers are taking to social media to question the transparency in which grades were calculated. Check out TES.com for the latest articles on IB to share with your parents. TES is updating the latest IB news regularly. Lots of pupils and parents are also resorting to the IB organisation’s facebook page to make their views known. 

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