Back to School Essentials

The school holidays have been in full swing for over a month now, with one of the hottest summers on record, it’s been a belter! But September is rolling round fast and that means one thing for every child up and down the UK, time to go Back to School!

After the long summer break, it can be easy to forget what you already have and what your little one needs before heading back to the classroom, so it’s always good to have a check a few weeks before and get everything in order. It’s not just pencil cases and notepads however that’s important for their return to school, you need to make sure they have everything they need to get their alright. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of Back to School Essentials your little one may need this September!

Wet Weather Protection

The one thing you can always rely on with our Great British weather is that you can always expect some rain. When school starts up again, they’re going to need some protection from the wet weather conditions usually found on grey school mornings.

A waterproof jacket is your barrier against harsh weather; something we’re all too familiar with here in the UK. Guaranteed to keep rain, wind and snow out at all times whilst being super breathable. Breathability is just as important as waterproofness, as a breathable jacket works to move moisture and sweat from within to the outside, keeping comfort a priority no matter the weather! A good waterproof is essential for the school commute to keep your child’s uniform dry and tidy before a day in the classroom. Here at GO Outdoors we stock an impressive range of Back to School Jackets from leading brands, all designed to keep the kids dry all year round.

If their walk to school is a bit of a trek and added protection is needed, you could look at some waterproof footwear. Make sure their shiny new school shoes don’t take the battering on their way to school with some waterproof walking shoes, designed to keep feet dry and comfy with every step. By sticking their school shoes in a boot bag to carry, they stay looking clean for the whole year. Check our collection of school footwear today and find the perfect pair for them.

Winter Warmth

That’s them covered when the weather turns wet, but what about when the winter months roll round and the temperature drops?

An Insulated Jacket is the solution. Filled with down or synthetic insulation, all of our insulated jackets are guaranteed to keep you and your little one feeling toasty warm. Alternatively, you could combine a fleece and waterproof shell and pick up a 3-in-1 Jacket for the best of both worlds. Check our Back to school store for a wide selection of insulated jackets and 3-in-1 jackets.

When cold weather rolls into town, it’s important to get yourself covered up and shielded from that biting cold. Your jacket will have your core covered, but that chill can be sneaky and find its way up your cuffs, down your collar and especially on your hands. Here at GO Outdoors, we have you covered. We stock an extensive range of gloves, scarves and snoods to keep that chill on the outside. Perfect for getting the little ones to school deep in the winter months.

Pack it up

When heading back to school it’s important to keep all your bits and bobs organised, especially at the start of the school year when all the work their teachers hand out is new. Luckily, we have an incredible supply of rucksacks & bags that’ll get the kids to and from school with all their work in tact. With bags that feature special organisation pockets and compartments to help organise their workload, we’re bound to have something that’ll suit them.

See & Be Seen

When the winter months roll round, it’s not uncommon for it to already be dark when kids are getting out of school, so it’s important that they are able to see and make themselves seen. In our Back to School store, a lot of the gear features reflective trims or branding throughout, so they remain visible on the walk home way past when the street lights turn on.

A headtorch is also a good way for your kids to see on their way home if they need to pass through a particularly badly lit area. They’re brilliant for lighting up the path ahead so it’s safer for them, and they’re so compact that they can sit in their back all day without taking any real space up.

That’s our list of Back to School essentials. This should keep them covered on their commute all year round, no matter how grim the weather decides to turn. However if there’s anything you feel is needed we haven’t covered, head over to our back to school store to browse our full collection. Keep them kitted out this school year!