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Lanyards for Schools: The Top 5 Uses

Lanyards for Schools

When you think of lanyards for schools, first thoughts are a standard plain lanyard worn by a teacher or staff member with a laminated photo ID card attached to it.

Fast forward to 2018, and the possibilities are endless.

Lanyards have multiple uses within a school.

They are a cost-effective way to improve the safety of your staff and students, and also show your organisation adhering to best practice.

Below we’ve listed a number of ways Lanyards can be used within a school.

The list highlights the main advantages in more detail and giving you our top tips on the right type to choose for your organisation.

Lanyards for Photo ID

Using a lanyard to display a form of photo ID is traditionally the primary use within a school environment.

In schools with a high headcount, lanyards are used for identification purposes of staff, students and visitors.

By issuing lanyards, staff can quickly identify if there any unwanted visitors on school grounds.

Lanyards for School Trips

The level of planning that goes into a school trip is extensive, with the safety of both students and staff high at the top of the list.

In recent years we have been designing and printing lanyards specifically for this purpose.

Many schools are now opting to issue a personalised lanyard to each student attending the trip.

The benefit of this is pupils can be easily identified each member and the risk of losing a student is significantly lowered.

You can go one step further and add a custom printed card and wallet to each lanyard.

This option gives you the ability to include the name of your school or organisation and an emergency contact name and number, in case a child loses the group.

For this type of Lanyard, we recommend opting for a 15mm dye-sub complete with a plastic j-clip and safety breakaway.

Opting for this style gives you the ability to add a unique design, image or wording to the lanyard that can match your current branding guidelines.

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Lanyards for Sports Day

Lanyards are not restricted to just the classroom, and they provide many benefits for outdoor activities such as sports days.

Their 1st use is security.issuing all visitors to the event with a lanyard means you can quickly identify those that should be on site as well as keeping staff and students safe.

Issuing all visitors to the event with a lanyard means you can quickly identify those that should be on site as well as keeping staff and students safe.

The 2nd use is to securely display the schedule of events on a pre-printed card.

Attaching the card to a lanyard means teachers or event organisers can keep the day running smoothly knowing where students need to be at any given time.

 

Lanyards for School Catering

You may not have realised, but there is a use for lanyards in the school canteen.

Lanyards are used to help staff identify students with food requirements, allergies, or eating preferences.

Not only is this cost-effective but it is a great way for members of staff to be aware and keep track of daily food requirements.

Lanyard for Parents Evening & Open Days

Inviting parents and visitors into the school for such events means you get to shows parents how their child or children are performing.

 

The downside of these events is parents and visitors are often left to their own devices within the building.

Issuing visitor lanyards maintains security, and for opening days you could opt for personalised lanyards that are customised with an image or text relating to the day.

Issuing visitor lanyards like these maintains security, and for open days you could opt for personalised lanyards that are customised with an image or text relating to the day.

These are just some of the ways in which lanyards can be useful and beneficial.

We’re sure there are teachers and staff out there who have a few other great uses that we haven’t even listed above.

If you aren’t currently issuing lanyards and think that your school could benefit from using them, then our experts are here to help.

We can advise you on the best type of lanyards for your school based on your requirements and look to save you money.

For further information, please email education@digitalid.co.uk or call 0161 475 8003.

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Adam Bennet
Adam has been the Digital Marketing Manager here at Digital ID since 2015. Adam is in charge of the content creation and promotion on our blog and has been featured on sites like Entrepreneur, Talk-Business and Brighter Business to name a few. See what he gets up to in the office by following him on Twitter @adamjbenno.