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New product – Gratnells SmartCase coming soon…

Schools are increasingly relying upon laptops and tablet computers to aid teaching in the classroom these days, so there is a need to store these expensive devices safely. Gratnells SmartCase® is designed to do just that with a tough outer case and configurable protective foam cushioning on the inside.


Make your pre-school or day nursery a fun place with Herok

Herok specialises in furniture for children including book displays and book storage. The key features of our products include their attractiveness, quality and above all, durability. And they carry a 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee.


The Power of Reading Project

The Power of Reading is a school development project, which engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through using high quality books and proven teaching approaches.


Use library books to make days out educational as well as fun!

A great idea is to ‘theme’ the school holiday. Then, borrow library books that tie into your theme and provide you with activities ahead of your day out.


All you need to know about Book Bands

Here’s a handy guide to which book bands are appropriate for children of different ages, and also how they correspond to the Oxford Reading Tree scheme used in many Primary schools…


How to help teach Key Words to 3-5 year olds

The idea behind the Key Words reading scheme is that if children are taught these 100 key words first, then they will find it easier to learn to read.


UK conversions of US school years

Ever been watching an American film and wondered what is meant by ‘I haven’t done that since Sophomore’, or ‘since I was a Freshman’ in American films? Here are the UK conversions of US school years…


Top ten tips for creating an excellent school library

Our customers often ask us ‘what is the secret to creating an excellent school library?’ Well, in answer to that Herok have developed our top ten tips…


In the digital age, will library shelving become obsolete?

Library shelving is used to keep books organised and readily available for easy reference. However, in this digital age, will library shelving soon become obsolete? Herok discusses the trends that they are seeing in the educational library furniture business.


Have you heard of a Little Free Library?

A Little Free Library is a ‘birdhouse’ full of books where anyone can drop by and take a book and bring back another book to leave for other people to read. We at Herok, think it’s a great idea and hope many more appear in the UK.


How important is the school library to a child’s development?

The School Library Commission was established to research the importance of the school library in a child’s development and how school libraries might be improved.


Herok educational furniture’s prize draw has a winner!

We have found the winner of Herok educational furniture’s children’s book vouchers prize draw! – click the ‘read more’ link to find out who won…