Schools and academies are active throughout the summer holidays keen to get ready for the start of the new term and one of their many jobs will have been to make sure that the school has sufficient lockers and storage space to allocate to pupils on their return. Various factors will have been considered when purchasing school lockers including the size of the locker compartment, best type of locking option, whether the locker is a suitable height for the age of children using the locker and the type of material it is made out of whether it be a plastic locker, a laminate door locker or a school locker composed of strong and solid metal.
By now students in the UK are back at school and many will now be in possession of their own school locker – a personal storage place to store their bags, mobile phones and books safely while keeping classrooms and corridors clutter free.
But how do students know which locker is theirs?
It’s all well and good providing a set of lockers for students, but remembering which locker belongs to which student could be a potential nightmare for both pupils and staff. The last thing head teachers want is a constant stream of pupils knocking on the school office door saying that they can’t get into their locker only to find that they are trying to get in the wrong locker! Marketing Director Heather, of 3D Lockers commented “Locker numbering and identification is often overlooked or not even thought about until after schools have taken delivery of their lockers. It is much better to specify lockers with a numbering system right from the start, particularly when ordering large quantities of lockers for schools or colleges. Our metal lockers have a recess in the plate around the keyhole which is specifically designed to accept an ivorene plastic number plate and can be printed with up to 4 digits and is available with either white, black or gold backgrounds and coloured lettering to choice. Laminate door lockers can either have numbers engraved directly onto the doors or metal number discs and other locker accessories such as numbered key fobs are yet another great way to identify lockers”.
Create your own school locker identity.
For younger school children in primary and junior schools a locker numbering system may not necessarily be the best solution. Indeed many school teachers find the start of the new term an ideal time to help pupils settle into their classroom surroundings and encouraging them to produce a design or decoration for their locker is a great way of doing this. Not only does personalising a school locker help the students to have a sense of involvement and respect for their surroundings, but it also allows teachers to get to know the personalities of their pupils. According to the mail online newspaper, government minister Chris Gove is wanting primary and junior schools in 2013/2014 to return to more traditional values with more emphasis on teaching the three ‘r’ s. School children will be expected to know their times tables by age 9 and also be able to recite a poem. So instead of encouraging young students to draw a picture of themselves, their family or their favourite pet, perhaps a set of times tables or a chosen poem displayed on each school locker door would be a great aid to learning as well as a novel way of students identifying their own lockers.
For finding out further information on school locker numbering systems you can contact our sales team on 01924 240291.