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Badges for Schools - 5 Reasons You Need Them

In today's education system, it's essential to recognise and reward students for their achievements. One way to do this is through the use of badges. These small, visual representations of accomplishment can have a significant impact on students and their motivation to succeed. Here are five reasons why your school needs to start using badges.

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1 - Encourage Positive Behaviour

One of the main reasons to implement badges in your school is to encourage positive behaviour. By awarding badges for things like good attendance, completing homework on time, or showing kindness to others, you reinforce the behaviours you want to see in your students. This can lead to a more positive and productive learning environment.

2 - Boost Self-Esteem

Achievement badges can also have a positive impact on a student's self-esteem. When a student receives a badge for their hard work and dedication, it can boost their confidence and make them feel proud of their accomplishments. This can be especially beneficial for students who struggle academically, as it gives them a tangible representation of their progress and effort.

3 - Foster Healthy Competition

By implementing a badge system, you can also foster healthy competition among students. This can be done by awarding badges for academic achievements, such as earning the highest grade on a test or completing a challenging project. This can motivate students to work harder and strive for academic excellence.

4 - Recognise Non-Academic Achievements

Not all achievements are academic, and badges can also be a great way to recognise these accomplishments. For example, you can award badges for participating in extracurricular activities, volunteering in the community, or displaying leadership skills. This can help students feel valued and appreciated for their well-rounded achievements.

5 - Create a Sense of Community

Finally, implementing a badge system in your school can help create a sense of community among students. By awarding badges for participation in school events or displaying school spirit, you promote a sense of belonging and unity among students. This can lead to a more positive and supportive school culture.

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Types of School Badges We Make

Stock Badges

We hold large stocks of Head Girl/Boy, 100% AttendanceCaptain badges, and more among our website's most affordable products. Unlike our custom badges, our stock badges can quickly be dispatched, and there’s no minimum order, so you can buy the exact amount you need without overspending. We have a wide range of colours so you can match the badges to your school’s colours.

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Awards & Rewards

We stock merit badgestrophy pins, star awards, and musical note pins that schools can use to reward high-achieving pupils and motivate others to do their best. Like our other stock badges, these products can be dispatched quickly and are a low-cost way of raising student morale and encouraging effort.

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Custom Text Badges

If our stock enamel pin badges don’t quite meet your needs, our custom text school badges allow you to get creative and make the school badges you envisioned while maintaining that classic school badge look. Add school colours or pupils’ names for the ultimate in school badge personalisation.

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House Badges & Sports Team Crests

If you want to get creative, we offer custom enamel pin badges and embroidered or woven patches that you can use to create truly unique house badges (Harry Potter, anyone?) or sports crests for football shirts, rugby shorts, or swimming awards. The possibilities are endless, with creativity being your only obstacle. If you’re not artistically inclined, we offer a free design service with every paid order to ensure you get the perfect product for every situation.

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Ready to Start Using Badges?

If you're convinced that your school needs to start using badges, there are a few things to remember. First, make sure to have a transparent system in place for awarding and tracking badges. This can be done through a digital platform or a physical display in the school. Additionally, regularly review and update the badge system to keep it relevant and engaging for students.

By implementing badges in your school, you can encourage positive behaviour, boost self-esteem, foster healthy competition, recognise non-academic achievements, and create a sense of community among students. So why wait? Start using badges in your school today if you want to improve the productivity and morale of your students while encouraging them to be the very best versions of themselves.

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10 June 2021

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