Primary Education News

20 Jul '14

News Schools allow premium-priced yo-yo show, but for many parents it's a no-no

About 350 schools allowing NED Show to provide 'motivational assemblies' in exchange for allowing sale of yo-yos inside schoolAbout 350 schools across Britain have allowed a troupe of yo-yo performers from a US company to take over a class assembly this summer term in exchange for allowing the sale of premium-priced yo-yos inside the school gate for a week.The NED Show tour, arranged by All For Kidz Inc, a firm based near Seattle, in the US, has divided opinion among parents, many of whom have found themselves pestered to buy yo-yos for between £6 and £12 after their children have seen the toys showcased during school hours. The tour of UK schools this summer targeted sales of £350,000, and is thought to have met that goal. Continue reading...

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