International Women’s Day 2017!

In case you missed it among all the talk about the Budget and National Insurance hikes, it was International Women’s Day this week (8 March 2017). Working in an office full of strong, intelligent and charismatic women, it would be unacceptable for me not to share something to mark this day of worldwide action against

World Book Day 2017

Today is World Book Day, a day that celebrates everything and anything to do with reading, including the authors, books, illustrators and, of course, readers – those people (like me!) who love to read – and this year is quite a special one as it’s the 20th anniversary of World Book Day! Whether you’re a

Volunteering a little time…

As I’m sure we’re all well aware, Valentine’s Day was last week. No doubt you saw girls (and guys!) hopping on the train after work, laden down with beautiful bunches of flowers, all wrapped up with pink and red ribbon, and love heart adorned crepe paper, each one bigger than the last? Incredibly sweet/cringe (I’m

Positive vibes in the education news

Every day at Mango, we write a bulletin summarising the latest education news from all the major news sources for the sector. Today, one of the stories really stood out to me, simply because of how incredibly positive it was. While it’s not always “doom-and-gloom”, the news often focuses on the issues at hand and how

To go or not to go: Making industry exhibitions worthwhile

With the leading global education event, Bett, having come to a triumphant close on Saturday 28 January, it’s worth taking time to reflect on the experiences had by teachers, students, exhibitors and professionals across the sector. The annual calendar is full of exhibitions, conferences, shows, demonstrations, and so on. No matter which industry you work

Bett 2017: Top tips

Bett is back. That’s right. The world’s leading education technology is back for another year, and this time, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever, as it is all about the game changers in education (you can read our blog about this year’s theme here). Plus, with guest speakers such as Sir Ken

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility

‘Kayleigh’s Love Story’, had been viewed more than 1.5 million times within the first 24 hours of it being uploaded to YouTube. The short film is a warning to young people about the dangers of speaking to people they don’t know online, and highlights just how quick and easy it can be for children to

2017 – Achieving your New Year’s resolutions

On New Year’s Eve I spent the afternoon with my partner’s kids and gave them each two large A3 pieces of paper and a pile of crayons and pens. We asked them about their New Year’s resolutions and what they wanted to achieve next year. At three and five years old, some of the answers

12 Days of PR and Marketing

We’re feeling very festive at Mango this week; there’s an abundance of Christmas jumpers, fairy lights and chocolate biscuits in the office. So, as our gift to you, we’ve compiled our top 12 PR and marketing strategy tips for 2017. Top Tips for PR and Marketing 1) Content marketing No matter what your product, service

Christmas Around The World

Most of us love Christmas; it brings friends and families together, it lifts our mood and it makes us appreciate those around us – it is the most wonderful time of the year after all! In the UK, we have many Christmas traditions. For example, advent calendars are a popular pastime that see us opening

Bett 2017: Exploring game changers in education

It’s almost that time of year again: the bustling four-day event that brings together 35,000 teachers, educators, edtech companies and organisations to explore and discuss the current issues in education and the ways in which we can all play a part in improving the future of the sector. Bett 2017 is returning to ExCeL London

Rekindling the magic of Christmas with childhood memories

  It’s the first day of December, so it’s now officially acceptable for me to talk about the big C word…that’s right, Christmas! Although, let’s be honest, with shops stocking advent calendars and playing Christmas songs since September, the festive season feels like old news. It seems that, with each year that passes, the magic

Teaching the most important lesson of all…Compassion

With Christmas coming up, it’s very easy for children (and adults!) to get caught up in the superstore adverts, sparkly lights, mince pies, copious amounts of prosecco (not the kids!) wish lists for Santa, and spending…lots of spending! It’s very easy to forget what Christmas symbolises, or at least, what it should symbolise: love, peace,

Independent Schools Show 2016

Having never been  to a schools’ show before, I had an image in my mind from my old school days of a bunch of teachers in tweed skirts with their hair in pony tails and lips tightly pursed. What a difference the modern day teacher was! As I went to an independent school myself, I

National Nursery Rhyme Week

Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, Peter Piper, and Little Bo Peep – just a few nursery rhyme characters that you probably recognise and are able to recall the lyrics to following years of repeating them as a child. Whether your grandparents sung them to you, or you were taught them at nursery school and sang