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Giffard Park Primary school in Milton Keynes did a presentation last week at the E2BN conference about their mini notebooks initiative which other schools may be interested in. All pupils from Yr3 to Yr6 get their own mini-book that is theirs for the duration of their time at the school. They can take them home, on school trips and, of course, use them in school. A minimum contribution is asked for from the parents and then, at the end of Yr6, they get a chance to buy them at a very reasonable cost. Full details on policies, how they did it and general information can be found on the school's website (link below) and through the document below.
Evaluation and research from the initiative have shown that the mini-books have significant positive impact on the progress of the children.