Plus, details on how to enter the Barnardos Best Part of Summer with ALDI Art Competition
Time flies when you are having fun and back to school season is fast approaching!
To help get little scholars all set for their return to the classroom, a selection of everyday school essentials will arrive in ALDI stores nationwide from Sunday August 7th as part of the Amazing School Event. With everything from calculators and copybooks to lunch bags and planners on offer, you will find everything to ensure your little ones get through lessons, lunchtime and more all in one piece!
Earlier this month, Barnardos conducted a survey* with 1,100 parents to find out their concerns ahead of the school year, which revealed some staggering results. Out of those surveyed, 85% of parents are worried about meeting the cost of uniforms and over 50% are worried about providing lunches for both primary and secondary school students.
Replenish your little one’s pencil case with ALDI’s selection of pens, pencils, markers, crayons and more! Take colouring to the next level with Colouring Pencils €1.49. Never be short of the essentials with the 9 Piece Stationery Set €1.79 that comes with pens, pencils, eraser, and sharpener. Make notes and enhance studying with the Pastel/Neon Highlighters €1.79 or Colouring Markers €1.99.
ALDI has a sterling selection of stationery sure to cater to all your student’s needs like 88 Page Sum Copy Books €3.99 (10 Pack) and 120 Page Writing Copy Books €3.99 (10 Pack) – perfect for class time and homework time!
Learn baby learn! Equip them with everyday essentials that will come in handy during class time and homework time. Give gold stars for good behaviour with the Reward Sticker/Charts €2.99. Supplement their classroom English and Maths learning with the Bumper Workbook €3.99.
Let little ones perfect their letters, numbers and handwriting with the Wipe Clean Book €3.99. Taking notes in class? Look no further than A4 Spiral Notebooks (3 Pack) €4.99 or, 200 Page Project Pad €4.99. Let big brothers and sisters practice their penmanship with the elegant Parker Pen/Ink Cartridges €6.99.
You can count on me! Set your kids up for success in maths class with a Calculator €7.99 or instill a love of all things STEM with Science Kits €9.99 and introduce them to robotics, geology, chemistry, and more.
Send them back to school in style with cool backpacks and lunch bags they’ll love! Make lunchtime fun with Character Drinkware €3.99 andthe Premium Lunch Bag €6.99. Stand out from the crowd with the Licensed Lunch Bag and Bottle €7.99 featuring characters from the likes of Peppa Pig, Harry Potter, Pokémon and more. With eye-catching designs, ample storage, and adjustable straps, pick up the Premium Backpack €14.99 – it’s a winner!
Finally, don’t forget to ensure tablets and learning devices are juiced and ready to go with the Juice/Mobile Cables €5.99 from ALDI.
As part of its ongoing partnership with Barnardos, Ireland’s leading children’s charity, ALDI will make a donation from the sales of five products to help support vulnerable children and their families. The five products involved in the charity fundraising are:
While September may be just around the corner, summer is not over just yet! That’s why ALDI and Barnardos are teaming up to launch a summer art competition for children aged 4 – 16 from 15th August.
The Barnardos Best Part of Summer with ALDI Art Competition invites children and teenagers to get creative and submit their artwork to be in with a chance to win one of three €1,000 Art Bursaries for their school or crèche. The only rule is there are no rules! Budding artists can draw whatever they like using whatever they like – whether that’s pencils, crayons, markers, or paints.
To enter, simply go to www.barnardos.ie/aldi and download the template, or alternatively scan the QR code contained inside your ALDI leaflet and print off the template. Fill in the entry form with all your details and use the blank page to create your summer masterpiece. When you’re finished, scan or take a photo of your artwork, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to 4 Christchurch Square, Dublin 8 Eircode: D08 DT63. The competition will close on 16th September.
In 2020, ALDI launched a 2-year partnership with Barnardos to raise €1 million for vulnerable children and families across Ireland through staff, store, customer and community fundraising initiatives and has raised and donated €730,000 to date to this worthy cause. All money raised goes directly towards supporting Barnardos Early Years and Family Support Services.
You can support Barnardos by texting ‘KIDS’ to 50300. Texts cost €4 and Barnardos will receive a minimum of €3.60 from every text (SP: LIKECHARITY, Helpline:014819311). Every €2 donated could provide a nutritious breakfast for a vulnerable child attending Barnardos Early Years Services.
For more information on the competition and how you can support Barnardos, visit barnardos.ie/aldi.
*Barnardos carried out their Back to School Survey 2022 which was live from the 22nd of June to 15th of July 2022 inclusive. For more information, visit barnardos.ie/news/2022/July/back-to-school-survey-2022.
See below for a full list of school supplies arriving in ALDI stores nationwide from August 7th:
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