Wanna be in my gang? It’s the lanyardies…

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What’s a teacher’s most valuable resource? Stephen Petty, head of humanities at Lord Williams’s School in Thame, Oxfordshire, says it’s not your whiteboard, your pen collection, or even your teacher voice.

No, it’s your humble, hardworking lanyard. And in what he describes as “a golden age” for the lanyard, he has four tips for anyone who wants to make the most of their ID badge and cord.

1. Make it know who’s boss

Make the lanyard work for you, not you for the lanyard. Attach all your daily needs to that lanyard – keys, a bag of spare pens, a few glue sticks, a whistle for emergencies, ...

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