The 10 Best school buys

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The summer’s flown by and September is around the corner, so make sure their bags are stocked for the first day of term

1. Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard for iPad

£89.95, Logitech.com

This iPad mini cover is an ideal homework tool for tech-savvy teens. The case has an integrated Bluetooth wireless keyboard.

2. Rory Lunchbox

£30, alexandalexa.com

Many celeb offspring have been spotted sporting lunchboxes from US children's label Beatrix New York. This durable one is insulated, dishwasher safe and eco-friendly.

3. Noodoll Notebook

£2.20, artbox.co.uk

Keep homework diaries doodle-free by providing an extra notebook for daydreaming. Artbox's range of Japanese and South Korean stationary is as inviting as it is cute.

4. Faber-Castell School Fountain Pen

£12.42, cultpens.com

Send your offspring to school with the very best and their handwriting should follow. The Faber-Castell school fountain pen takes a wide range of cartridges.

5. Personalised Drawstring Kit Bag

£14, lucylilybet.co.uk

Perfect for PE kits, swimming costumes or days out, this drawstring bag is made from soft, wipe-clean oilcloth so it won't end up stained and grubby.

6. Classic Backpack

£19.99, surfdome.com

Based on the classic rucksack design, new UK-based company Mi-Pac is offering high-quality bags that you won't need to pay over the odds for. Weather-resistant too.

7. JVC Tiny Phones

£12.99, play.com

These headphones – designed specifically for kids – limit the volume of tunes on the school run to a safe 85db, while still managing to look hip with cool pastel colours.

8. Lego Brick Lunchbox

£8, lunchboxworld.co.uk

This Lego brick lunchbox should keep fans of the toy satisfied while they eat. The dishwasher-safe box is part of a range that also includes snack boxes and water bottles.

9. Fairtrade Pencil Case

£4.50, notonthehighstreet.com

Made from recycled rice-bag material from Cambodia and Vietnam, these cases are a fairtrade and colourful way to keep pens and pencils safe at school.

10. Retro Wooden Rulers

£6, notonthehighstreet.com

Keep your kids on the straight and narrow with these original wooden rulers, shaped to look like objects that are much more fun, such as giraffes, or spaceships.

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