Sponsored: Transforming returning to school from a bore to something to be excited for…

It’s never easy getting back to school. Setting that first alarm, switching your favourite fits for uniforms, trying to remember where you stored the rucksacks over the summer break. But luckily Marks & Spencer is on hand to make it all that little bit easier, with its new range of back-to-school essentials.

The new range is packed with pieces at even better prices, and has something for children of all ages that will turn getting back-to-school ready less of a bore and more of something to be excited for. Perfect for days of messy play, whether painting sessions or muddy afternoons, non-iron, stain resistant shirts have been designed to handle every eventuality. The handy, all-occasion-pleasing StayNEW polo tops reduce bobbling and colour loss no matter how many washes they go through, so you can say goodbye to replacing the everyday essentials every few weeks. This collection is also more sustainably focused than ever before, with responsibly sourced cotton and recycled buttons, interlining and thread kind to the planet as well as your wallet.

There’s also extra thought gone into the design of M&S’ back to school collection for 2022. Features such as the easy close Velcro, behind the top button of shirts and elastic cuffs are all about shaving precious minutes off the time it takes to get ready in a morning.

Meanwhile, trousers come in a variety of shapes, fits and lengths, with flexible waists and adjustable hems that can be unpicked for an extra 3cm, ensuring these last all year round.

Then there’s footwear, and for running around, comfort and durability, underfoot foam and Freshfeet technology feels like a warm foot hug all day long. Pair that with scruff resistant durable leathers and you’ve got the perfect pair for endless hours of fun.

But getting back-to-school doesn’t have to be solely functional, and M&S have added some pops of colour and playful prints to fun backpacks and lunchboxes, so whether they’re fans of unicorns or dinosaurs, their personality can shine through too.

Prices start from Dhs49. Shop now at marksandspencer.com/ae