Hi this is Pippa and I would like to take a moment to thank those who bought the Diapalante advent calendar, especially in regards to the whiteboard pens. Whiteboards (and their pens) are one of the most handy and useful resources we are lucky enough to have at the centre. The large ones that can be put at the front of a lesson and allow ideas to be explored so that all the pupils can see and add to them, they also allow us to work in teams – sharing ideas and thought-processes clearly. The small whiteboards allow students to work without fear of making a mistake. Members can be very worried about writing things down wrong and whiteboards allow them the freedom to think creatively and thoroughly through their ideas without this becoming a problem. Whiteboard pens also mean that one (laminated) sheet can be used again and again allowing lots of members to benefit from the same resource and allowing it to be reusable. In summary, whiteboards and their pens are great.