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    Does anyone know if kids still have their books covered in contact or is that so old school. We got DS school books and his French books in particular are crazy expensive so I’m hoping they are used for a few years but don’t want to embarrass him by contacting them if that’s not the done thing

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    DD in year 9 refuses covers on all her A4 ruled books. Her textbooks are all online, apart from their English novels which come from the school.

    If it is a textbook I don't see why covering it in clear contact would be an issue. However, my DDs would refuse anything to be covered.

    Is the cover hard cover or soft cover?

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    Dd1 isn't high school yet but has already said no contact next year (first year high school). We don't buy textbooks though, they are hired from the library term to term as their subjects change.

    I would do clear contact for soft covered textbooks you purchase (as you said, they're expensive and it doesn't hurt to protect them, at least clear stuff isn't obvious) and leave any notebooks uncovered.

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    Default High school and text books

    We only ever had clear contact in high school from what I remember. Certainly in senior school - I actually have some unused notebooks upstairs we found the other day!

    ETA clear contact will help stop the covers of her books becoming ratty and torn while still being plain. Also will help against spills, condensation from water bottles etc

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    Ah, this thread takes me back to the days when my folders and text books were all covered in clear contact, but with pictures of Bros and NKOTB etc preserved carefully underneath.

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    I can’t see why not it’s clear. @Blossom74 hahaha that was me aswell and also all over my walls behind my door arghhh Joey !

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    Covering text books in clear contact to preserve them wouldnt cause an issue in high school. I would love to do it but Im really bad with contact. I doubt anyone would notice. Covering work books definitely is NOT done. I have a friend whose daughter is in year 8 and her father still covers her exercise books in freaking flowers. Kid is not popular.

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    Default High school and text books

    Thank you, the text books aren’t many but they are soft cover. He and dh say no contact. I’m afraid I’d make a right mess of it too probably! It’s really only his French text books that freak me out, both were over $50!

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    Late to the party I know...
    All 3 of my high schooler had their text books covered in clear contact. Definitely commonplace to cover them in clear contact.

    I will be doing both dd2 school and uni text books with clear contact this year. She on grade 12 but is clumsy and know to spill stuff.

    Dd3 books high school book will be cover too.

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    Thank you, I did the text books - geez I hate contact!!


 

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