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Top 8 Ways to Celebrate on Results Day

Celebrate whatever the result!

2021, not what we would call a ‘normal’ year! Whether you get the results you expected or not, that’s OK. It’s important to try and celebrate what you have achieved, whether that’s academically or not – you’ve survived the most difficult period in education since the second world war and you deserve to be proud of that.” 

We discussed what to expect on result day in this previous post ‘Results Day Expectations 2021’

Results day is significant not so much for the results, but for the fact that it marks a major point in life. One part of your education is ending and you are now moving onto the next part of your life story.

Here are the TOP 8 ways to celebrate this significant moment!

1. BBQ Party

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BBQ Party

It’s summer, so get together with your fellow results receivers and party in the sun*, this can even double up as a summer send-off if you and your mates are all off to different universities. (*sun is not guaranteed, this is the UK!) 

2. Shopping trip

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Shopping Trip

Celebrations call for guilt-free shopping trips. Just make sure it’s not you that’s paying for it!

3. Food, food, food

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Food, food, food

Who doesn’t love a meal out? This is YOUR day, so it’s YOUR choice where you eat and WHO is coming with you

4. Big screen extravaganza

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Big screen extravaganza

Why not get together with your gang for a cinema trip, extra-large popcorn, VIP, the complete IMAX experience? No films that take your fancy? Some cinemas are now available to hire for the day, take your gaming device and battle your mates on the big screen.

5. Theme park

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Theme park

Feel the wind in your hair and leave all that stress behind with an adrenaline-filled day at a theme park. 

6. Spa day

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Spa day

And relax! To say it’s been a stressful time is an understatement so treating yourself to a spa day is just what you need.‌

7. Hit the Beach

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Hit the Beach

Sand between your toes, waves lapping at your ankles, fish & chips, doughnuts and the sound of seagulls? Of course, the beach! Ooh – we almost forgot the ice cream!

8‌. Leavers Hoodies

Leavers Hoodies from the School Leavers Company

So this is an idea that lasts. It gives you a warm feeling. It’s filled with nostalgia about your school days. The Leavers Hoodie is the ultimate in school leaver mementoes.

Get your leavers hoodies in time for results day this August

We are still producing Leavers Hoodies right into the summer, and they make the perfect gift for results day. Home delivery is available, or they can be delivered to school and given out on that special day in August.

Leavers Hoodies 2021

Contact us today to place your order.

online Shop or form – you decide!

Choices to make when purchasing leavers hoodies

Everyone likes a choice right? If we all did things the same way life would be pretty boring.

Ordering personalised items for several people can be a challenge. Imagine how challenging that can be when the order is for a whole school class, or even the complete year group!

At the School Leavers Company our fantastic back office team like to make things simple for those ordering leavers hoodies. We offer two simple methods for placing your orders. All you have to do is decide which one best fits your requirements.

The two choices really come down to how the hoodies will ultimately be paid for. Lot’s of schools or PTA’s opt to purchase leavers hoodies on behalf of the students, meaning payment is then based on a single invoice. Other schools and organisers ask that the students to pay for the hoodies (yeah yeah, we know it’s most likely the parents that are actually making the payment), this equates to multiple independent payments.

Want to cut to the chase and just watch a quick video to get the low down? >Go here

But first – The Hoodie

Before we get into the ordering method, it’s important to note that certain decisions will need to be made about the leavers hoodies you would like the students to have. We have multiple designs both front and back to choose from. A choice of fonts. A huge range of colours. And then there’s different types of hoodie such as our classic hoodie, two tone hoodies and even full zip hoodies.

Lockdown Leavers Design REAR LD05
Lockdown Leavers Design REAR LD05
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Lockdown Leavers Design REAR LD03
Lockdown Leavers Design REAR LD01

Most schools prefer to fix several of these choices before orders are opened up to students. For example a lot of schools prefer to choose a specific colour of hoodie.

You can see the full range of choices available on the website

The Online Shop

We’ll set up your own personalised shop where individuals can view their design, order and pay for their own hoodies – what could be easier!

Requesting to open an Online Shop:
We ask you to complete a simple form which gives us the information we need to set up your online shop. We send you a username and password which you can then share with your students.

Each student orders securely online:
Each student logs in to the online shop, they make the choices which you have agreed they can change (example: the addition of their nickname, or perhaps a choice of colour). They can then order and pay for their hoodie online. meaning you don’t have to handle any money or orders yourself.

We process your order & deliver!
The online shop will have a closing date when students need to have placed their order by. We will then send you an artwork approval form which contains all the names and options which were ordered by the students. Once you approve the artwork our factory will swing into action producing your order. Orders are shipped around 3 weeks after artwork approval.

The Online Form

With this option we create you a form that you log in to and fill in online. You can come back to the form as often as you need to until you have input all the info about the students.

Requesting an Online Order Form:
We’ll ask you to provide some basic information. We will then set-up a bespoke form for you. You will access the form via a secure login.

Complete your Order Online:
You can log in to your form as often as you need. You will need to supply details such as sizes, student names, quantities, colour choices etc. The more options you give your students, the more data you will need to collect. When you’ve finished simply press ‘Confirm Order’ which will then submit the order to our team for final processing.

We process your order & deliver!
Once we have received your Finance Approval Form we’ll process your order for delivery by courier in around 3 weeks.

A note on delivery dates!

Delivery dates can be shorter or longer depending on the time of year, as you can imagine we are at our busiest in May and June which can mean orders take longer to process. The earlier you can get your order completed the less your students have to wait to receive their hoodies. Lot’s of schools have now started to order much earlier so that their students can wear their hoodies during the last few months of school.

Our standard free delivery is based on bulk shipment direct to the school or organiser. But now you can also choose to make covid secure home deliveries available so that students can receive the garment directly to their door.

So it really is that simple!

It really is that easy to get your order in place. This short video breaks down the facts you need to know to place your school leavers hoodie order.

This video takes you through the options available for school leavers hoodies

Don’t delay, get your order started today.

What will leavers parties be like in the New Year if COVID is still around?

Many pupils leaving schools and colleges this year were not only caught up in the confusion surrounding exams and predicted grades, but they also missed out on all the end of year celebrations, including leavers proms, graduation ceremonies, sports days and a whole lot more.

Obviously, everyone hopes that for next year’s pupils leaving primary and secondary school that the situation will be very much different and that the traditions enjoyed by so many school leavers in the UK in the past can return. However, it is worth being prepared and thinking about leavers parties now.

Virtual events

During the national lockdown, many schools came up with innovative ideas for school leavers to celebrate their time at their school, including virtual proms and graduation ceremonies. While these will never replace the real thing, they were at least a way of marking the occasion. Many pupils who were initially reluctant to take part in virtual events ended up enjoying the experience and getting on board with the occasion, with many schools also using it to fundraise.

Some pupils who were already disappointed by the way their school experience had ended believed the virtual events wouldn’t live up to expectations, but with a little bit of imagination and persuasion from friends and family, pupils from all across the country embraced the virtual events and dressed up in their party gear, prepared speeches and even enjoyed some dancing around their homes. Teachers and parents also got involved and joined in, applauding and celebrating what for many was an emotional end to their school education.

Leavers hoodies

One tradition that was still able to continue was for pupils to be able to purchase, or be presented with, a leavers hoodie and pupils leaving schools and colleges next year can also be sure of getting their leavers hoodies 2021. These mementos are worn with pride for many years and are a symbol of unity among a year group. Designs available include two-tone to zip-through and are available in sizes from junior up to adult. Leavers hoodies 2021 are available in a variety of colours for school leavers in the UK, with many opting for their school colours, or house team colours.

School leavers clothing and mugs

Other ideas for school leavers in the UK include other clothing such as T-shirts, polo shirts and rugby shirts. Schools can even order a US-style varsity jacket featuring the school logo.

There are also non-clothing items for leavers, including leavers’ mugs. These are printed using a dye-sublimation process, which ensures the design is permanent and 100% dishwasher and microwave safe. As well as the school logo, pupil names can also be printed, making it a truly special item to treasure for years to come.

Whatever 2021 brings, one thing that is certain is that thousands of school children up and down the country will be celebrating the end of their primary, secondary or college education and that deserves a souvenir, whatever the circumstances.