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The Importance of Badges in Schools and the Workplace January 27 2017

Do you want to motivate your students, employees or even to help people to recognise staff at your workplace? Then why not consider using quality badges?  Although badges such as maths badges seem minor, they play a very important role especially among the young ones. Children for instance will appreciate badges when given as recognition for their effort or hard work. It is for this reason that you should have quality badges for your school and use them to recognise the effort of your students.

Easy staff identification

When visitors come to your business premise, how do they identify your staff? One of the best ways of ensuring that people recognise your staff with ease is ensuring that they wear badges. This is very important because clients and customers will know who serves them without having to ask their names. Additionally, when you have many clients or customers in your business premise, it is easier for customers and clients to know who to seek assistance from when your staff have badges. For instance, security badges enable staff members to determine whether new people in the premises have passed the security screening or testing at the gate. Thus, they enhance security in your place of work.

Why choose Capital Badges? January 15 2016

Why choose Capital Badges?

lapel pin badges

With just a simple search for lapel badges, or school title badges online, you will be amazed by the hundreds of badge companies that will pop up. The challenging part after this is to find the company that will meet your specific needs.

It is important that you know exactly what you want before finding the best manufacturer and supplier of Badges online, be it lapel pins, school badges, title badges or any other type of badge. With an idea of what it is you are looking for, it will be easier for us to fulfil your requirements. We have a knowledgeable team of staff ready to help, and in the unlikely event that you can’t find what you are looking for online, your title badges can be custom designed, in a range of stunning shapes and colours, to your exact specifications.

Capital Badges, based in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, is a leading online supplier of School Badges, Title Badges, ID and Security Badges to organisations in the UK and abroad.

But what’s the need for a badge? One might ask. Well, badges have many uses, in schools and in the workplace. School title badges play an important role within the classroom. They can be used as a reward for good behavior and achievement, along with helping to identify “House Prefects” and of course “Head Boy” and “Head Girl”.

As well as title badges for schools, we also supply embroidered badges to organisations such as Brownies and Beavers and many other after school clubs. These still prove a popular choice for our customers.

Capital Badges is also the company of choice for ID cards, visitor management books, lanyards and visitor management systems, essential in schools to improve safety and accountability and invaluable too within the workplace.

Our mission statement is:

“To be the company of first choice for badges and ID products, because we actively listen to customers and strive to make their buying experience with us easy and pleasurable”

To summarise, we are always looking for ways to say “yes” to our customers, so why not call us today to find out more?

Why are Sports and Games such an Important Part of School Life? June 24 2015

Physical education, games and sports in general are now considered to be an essential part of a student's education in schools around the world.

Studies have proved that children can benefit in many ways from participating in regular sports in schools and these can include netball, football and even dancing and swimming.

Apart from the obvious health and well-being benefits, playing sports and participating in games is thought to vastly improve a student’s confidence, mental alertness and self-esteem and is also considered to be a great way to make new friends and, at the same time, encourage team building.


Sports day memories

How many of you, I wonder, have memories of School Sports Days from when you were small?

Even from a very early age, children have enjoyed the camaraderie of being part of a team and competing with other children in events such as ‘egg and spoon race’, ‘sack race’ and ‘three legged race’.

Parents and Grandparents are often invited to visit the school on Sports Day to cheer on their children and sometimes even participate themselves by joining in a parent’s race!


School sports badges and medals from Capital Badges - a great way of encouraging and rewarding sports day students

Of course, there is always a certain element of competition on Sports Day and at the end of the afternoon, a prize giving ceremony is always an exciting and much anticipated event.

What better way to motivate your budding young athletes than the prospect of being awarded a shiny medal on a beautiful coloured ribbon or even a stunning school sports badge in your school’s house colours?

Capital Badges has a vast range of school sports badges. They come in a wide selection of different colours, shapes, and finishes.

To see Capital Badges' range of school sports badges, please click here:

Likewise, if medals are your school’s prize of choice, our range is extensive. But if you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, our friendly team will be happy to assist.

To see some examples of Capital Badges' stunning range of medals and medallions, please click here:



5 Ways Title Badges Can Improve School Experience for Pupils and Staff April 30 2014

Badges have many practical uses in the school environment. They come in a range of shapes, sizes and colours, allowing you to construct the perfect badges for each role. You can also have custom designed badges for something special that will really create a strong first impression. Let’s take a look at some of our bestselling title badges, and why they would be perfect for your school. 1. Set a good example Head girl and boy can be a very useful role to give pupils. It rewards them for their responsibility and encourages other children act in the same manner. A badge helps to further inspire children - as it makes a role seem more official. When pupils see what good behaviour and hard work can lead to, it sets a good example that many will follow. 2. Make it easy for teachers to identify pupils who have responsibility In large schools, staff members won't be familiar with all the pupils. Title badges therefore give them an easy way of identifying students who can help them with a particular task. Librarians know who is there to help, and members of staff know who the prefects and the head girl or boy are. With title badges available in a range of bold colours, students with extra roles will be easy to spot, even from a distance. 3. Make it easy for other pupils to identify people who can help them New students may find themselves requiring help, especially in the first few days when they don't know their way around. Pupils with titles badges are therefore clearly marked out as the best people to ask. The same goes for prefects and library monitors, who can be easily spotted thanks to their badges as people who can help other pupils with their requests. 4. Help to get students more enthusiastic about their role Having a title badge makes a role feel more important and real. Children aren't oblivious to the tactic of giving them something so that they feel valued and included, so a title badge is a good way to show them that their role is genuinely important and useful. Having a badge also helps to get pupils more excited about their roles, and to be proud of the tasks and responsibilities they have been given. 5. Improve reputation with parents Parents are going to be very proud of their child's achievements. Having a badge to take home to show their parents will make pupils feel special, and make their parents proud. This helps to build a positive reputation for the school amongst parents and demonstrates commitment to provide the richest experience in the most supportive environment possible. Title badges for a range of roles We could make a badge for anything you could think of. Make pupils engaged and excited about responsibility, enhance your school's reputation, and make communication easier with badges in a range of designs for all purposes.

Building Self-Esteem in Young People January 28 2014

Anyone who works with children and adolescents knows how important it is for them to develop a good sense of self-esteem. Positive reinforcement, approval by one's own peer group, and a need to "fit in" rank not too far down an adolescent's "need list," not too far after food, shelter, and clothing.

paper-chain family in cupped hands

Schools, churches, and other organisations understand young people. Their curriculum, programs, and opportunities for involvement have all grown out of their goals of creating successful, positive, well-rounded individuals with healthy self-esteem -- individuals who venture forth into a responsible involvement in the world.

These institutions, both large and small, also understand the part that even a small token that signifies this involvement, this "fitting in," this success can symbolize.


This is a primary reason that identity badges remain popular and prized by teachers and other adults to signify achievement or to mark a young person's belonging within clubs, classes, or other groups within their sphere of influence.

Identity badges come in all shapes and sizes, price ranges, and customized designations. They can range from simple emblems, crests, or logos with space for a name and title to more elaborate, custom-designed creations. Embroidered badges can be created in any number of forms. Crested name badges come a variety of colors, too. Fastening options vary as well, including heavy duty brooch pins, butterfly clutches, or magnets. Photo options are available. 

Lapel badges, too, can be simple yet effective. We offer three types, all of which are of the highest quality. 

We have an excellent reputation for high standards, quality products, and customer service. Located in South East England, we have served both the private and public sectors, not only in the UK but also more exotic locations such as Dubai and the United States.

Do get in touch with us with any query, large or small,  so we can help your school or organisation. 

Name Badges UK Trivia: A Look at the History behind Surname Use January 16 2014

Have you ever wondered about the history behind names? We all know that when we’re born, we’re given a first and last name by our parents. But when did that tradition start? We think that you may be surprised by the answer.


According to historical records, surnames did not exist in the UK the way that they do now until after 1066. Prior to that, people were referred to by their first name. In instances when more than one person shared a first name, an additional one was added. The additional name given was typically based on a characteristic that made you unique from all the other Olivers, Jacks and Harrys in the world. Thus, you may have become Oliver from Overland, Jack the blacksmith or Harry from Hertfordshire.

When a person moved or changed professions,

they often changed surnames too. So Oliver from Overland could eventually become Oliver from Kent. Harry from Hertfordshire could later be known as Harry from Hempstead. The naming process was all very fluid until around 1400, when people seemed to grow tired of frequently changing their names. Of course that doesn’t mean that the name changing stopped completely. People are still doing it today. However, the process is a lot more complicated than it used to be. There is usually paperwork to complete and new monogrammed items to buy.

family history quilt

The good news is that we can help make part of the process easier. We offer a wide array of name badges, card holders, ID cards, custom lanyards and more. So whether you decide to go from being James to Joshua or Isabella to Isabelle, we’ve got you covered. Our family has been in the badge making business for years. We offer design assistance and don’t require minimum orders for crested name badges. You’ll even get to choose from a variety of name badge backings. In addition, we make PVC ID cards too.