Debenhams Back-To-School Competition

Fashions come and go don’t they, but school uniforms don’t change very much – I showed my kids this picture of me and my brother from somewhere in the region of 1980 and really, apart from the colour of the jumper, not much is different in their uniforms now!

school photo


Of course it my day it was usually a knitted jumper – bought if you were lucky, home knitted by a Nana and sized to grow into if slightly less fortunate 😉 (made with love obvs, but rarely the same shape as a human!) . These days my kids all have logo-ed sweatshirts – nice and easy to wash – but the white shirts and grey bottoms are still approximately the same!


Syd starts school in September. He isn’t overly keen on the idea so currently I am having to keep my fingers crossed that is uniform will fit, as he is refusing to try it on! He will try on his school shoes that Debenhams kindly sent us tho – mostly as they are similar to the ones Debenhams provided for his older brother! And Max is all set – new trousers, new shirts and last years jumper which will fit for now – I feel he is on the edge of a growth spurt so am loathe to buy a new sweatshirt just yet!


debenhams school uniform


School uniforms can be an expensive business can’t they, so today I am launching a competition on behalf on Debenhams that may help a bit. The competition is being by hosted by three bloggers – myself, Yellow Days and Little Steps – and there are ten prizes up for grabs, totalling £800.


To enter this competition entrants must create a blog post. Post an old school photo of yourself (be it a class photo, school disco or even sports day), tell us what your child thinks of it and how they would recreate it using at least 5 items from Debenhams school uniform. To enter comment the post URL onto one of the host’s competition pages (this is mine!) and email it to .

10 bloggers will win a £50 Debenhams voucher each AND each host will choose their favourite who will also win up to £100 to spend on kids’ clothes and accessories.

Good luck,

Love Miss Cisco XXX


Terms and conditions: Please refer to Debenhams full T&C’s. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday the 6th of September 2015 is free to enter and no purchase is necessary. This Back to School 2015 competition is open to all persons resident in the UK aged 18 and over at the date of their entry. Employees or contractors of Debenhams Retail Plc and their immediate family, operators of its brands and concessions, or anyone directly connected with the organisation will not be eligible to enter the competition. Entries must take the form of a blog post and you must post the URL of your entry to one of the posts from the hosts AND email it to . Debenhams will be responsible for the provision of prizes. I received items of school uniform in return for hosting this competition.

****** WINNERS ******

The 3 Winners who win a £50 Debenhams voucher and up to £100 to spend on Debenhams Kidswear are:

Boo, Roo and Tigger Too, Mummy Vs Work and MP Sandy

The runners up who each win a £50 Debenhams voucher are:

Life of Win, Bikes, Bakes and Boys, Catching Up with the Clarkes, A Strong Coffee, Emma and 3, Reimer and Ruby, Where Roots and Wings Entwine.

Well done all.




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  2. August 24, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    Ha ha I love your photo!

    School photos these days are much more flattering if you ask me. y daughters last one had her sat on the floor cross legged smiling upwards – she looked gorgeous. Not like the sit and smile at the camera ones from my day 😉
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  3. August 25, 2015 / 9:21 am

    I love the old photo’s. I must go through the onbes that I have at home

  4. August 25, 2015 / 11:20 am

    i actually love the quality of debenhams things and even the price is not as high as most people think

  5. August 25, 2015 / 11:23 am

    I’ve already kitted my duo out for school but this sounds like a nice comp 🙂 x

  6. August 25, 2015 / 5:05 pm

    Love the photo – i have a similar one of me with my brother and sister. We’re in the middle of school uniform shopping this week and it’s always a trial!
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  7. August 26, 2015 / 4:31 pm

    This sounds quite fun. Our school uniform varied quite a lot, but it was Aston Villa colours which I don’t find especially attractive.
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  8. August 28, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    Love your school uniform picture,very cute.
    Emmy has a hand knitted cardigan her Nanny made her for school before she passed away

  9. September 1, 2015 / 9:42 pm

    haha, love the school photo. I’m sure I’ve got exactly the same type of photo with me and my brother somewhere 🙂

  10. Maggi Dignam
    September 6, 2015 / 11:07 am

    These photographs are priceless, something to treasure!

  11. Heather Cain
    September 6, 2015 / 4:56 pm

    this is a fantastic prize on a great page – love the school pics – it reminds me of me and my sisters – we all went to the same school for one year only so it was hard to get us all together

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