A New Way to Celebrate the End of the School Year — UK Print Business Launches ‘When We Were Apart Yearbook’

Where The Trade Buys, a UK commercial print company, has launched a ‘When We Were Apart Yearbook’ in order to help school children share and hold onto the precious memories of the lockdown.

This year, many students will have to go without their end-of-year celebrations or graduation ceremonies. What’s more, in light of recent announcements, the majority of primary school children in the UK will not be reunited with their friends in the classroom until the next academic year. We may still be apart, but it would be a travesty to forget the moments of inspiration, positivity, and creativity that children have shown us during the past two months in lockdown.

Despite being apart from the teachers and peers, children’s creativity has continued to flourish across the nation. Thousands of rainbows and other artistic pieces have appeared in windows around the country — a testament to the upbeat mindsets and strong community spirit that is still thriving here in the UK. Now is the time to record these precious memories so that they can be treasured by children, teachers, and families for years to come.

Yearbooks from Where The Trade Buys will work as a collective memory for schools and pupils. To get involved, simply collect creative responses from pupils (whether that be a drawing, a story, or a photograph — anything that reflects their unique experience of lockdown life), send them in to Where The Trade Buys. They will be professionally printed, bound, and returned to you so that you can distribute the books to parents.

Gary Peeling, Chief Executive Officer, at Where The Trade Buys, said: “A ‘When We Were Apart Yearbook’ is the perfect way to collect precious memories of this time and treasure them for years to come. We wanted to make sure there is plenty of flexibility in the design, so that each school can create something completely unique! Kids are missing their friends, teachers, missing school activities, and are wanting to express themselves however they can.”

He added: “We have a lot to thank our children and students for during these difficult times, so let’s make sure they never forget the role they played in supporting others during lockdown.”

The saddle stitched books are A4 and you can choose from 8, to 68 pages (including cover). You can decide between portrait and landscape orientation and mono or colour printing. Where The Trade Buys also offers a variety of finishes, including 120gsm Uncoated paper, 130gsm silk, 170 gsm gloss, and many more options.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Where The Trade Buys has also teamed up with Prime Group to produce face masks for NHS essential workers, as well as creating a range of paper clappers to bolster support for the nationwide ‘Clap for our Carers’ initiative.

To read more about the Where The Trade Buys ‘When We Were Apart Yearbook’, visit their blog.


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About Where The Trade Buys: Where The Trade Buys is a printing company based in London, Sunderland, and Surrey, that was created to make ordering inspirational printed products simple.

We offer super-fast printing to large and small print companies, as well as graphic designers. All of our products are manufactured in the UK.

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Where The Trade Buys’ website: https://www.wherethetradebuys.co.uk/
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