In this section of the website, you can find links to different resources recommended by our staff and students that can be accessed during our extended periods of social distancing, quarantining and lockdown.
If you have any recommendations to add to our lists, email them to email@example.com.
Activities and Boredom Busters
Check out the Heath House Competition Twitter
(https://twitter.com/Heath_Housecomp) for the Easter Egg Decorating Competition!
Do your daily diary entry about Life in Lockdown. Miss Roberts will send a Classcharts prompt out every day and you can email her anything you want to share at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free audio stories from David Walliams – one a day for 30 days: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
As part of the BBC’s plans to keep bringing arts to audiences during the Coronavirus pandemic, you will be able to watch six of the RSC shows from the comfort of your own home over the next few weeks:
- Macbeth (2018), directed by Polly Findlay with Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack
- Hamlet (2016), directed by Simon Godwin with Paapa Essiedu
- Romeo and Juliet(2018), directed by our Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman
- Much Ado About Nothing (2014), directed by Christopher Luscombe
- Othello (2015), directed by Iqbal Khan with Hugh Quarshie and Lucian Msamati
- The Merchant of Venice (2015), directed by Polly Findlay
The World Cultures gallery showcases National Museums Liverpool’s huge collections from Africa, The Americas, Asia and Oceania. Explore the gallery virtually below.
Mental Health Support
*Webinar Wednesday 1st April only* The British Dyslexia Association are holding a webinar for managing anxiety during school closures:
Young Minds are operational and are providing telephone support to parents concerned about their child’s mental health.
Young Minds Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday – Friday 9.30-4pm)
They also provide a 24/7 Crisis Text message service.
Parents need to text: ‘YM’ to 85258 and they will be texted back.
Links for Parents
Ideas from the Lawrence Family about maintaining a routine:
“Working from home / school rules :
Sit at the table!! (No sitting at the sofa or working from your bed).
Get up every hour just to walk around the house & get a glass of water, remember to open a window to let in air.
Wash hands often
From today up @9am for Breakfast
Do 2/3 hrs of homework set on class charts.
1/2 hour on Sam
1/2 an hour on hegarty.
1/2 an reading so you can keep accelerated reading updated
Class charts have sent boredom busters links – Online chess and Learn to code
1 hours exercise- Dance, wii fit or exercise bike your choice – Please walk sooty around the block (no contact with anyone due to social distance).
10 runs up the stairs
You’ve then got 6 hrs free time before bed @10:30
I suggest you draw, paint, polymer clay models & we can play a family board games.
Write a diary – Perfect experience to look back on and you can use your awesome English skills.
I love that you’ve already written a movies to watch list I just don’t want all your free time to be watching TV/Netflix/Movies or doing Tik Toks.
General daily chores –
Give you room a clean & tidy, make your bed and ensure you anti bac wipe electrical devices daily.
Feed Sooty daily brush fur every 3 days.
Ask if we need a hand cleaning up.
Help prep dinner
Take clean washing up stairs and put it away
Need to start this now and keep to it as we’re going to end up with square eyes & all slobs (ha ha) !!”
DragonFly On Track
Here’s what DragonFly have been doing to support parents:
- We are releasing daily videos in our Facebook group for parents to provide links between the 5 ‘Ways to Wellbeing’ adopted by the NHS and the curriculum.
- We’re also providing advice for parents who children have ASD/ADHD and ‘Top Tips’ for those whose children are difficult to keep motivated and focused!
- The main ethos of the group is to foster a mentoring community, where friends or other members of the school community known to the parents video call with their child each day to check in with how things are going. To guide the mentors, we suggest coaching questions and encourage them to talk about our ‘daily challenge’ with their mentees.
Some examples of the resources available in the group are attached and the group can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragonflyontrack/
Careers action plan:
Help for parents:
Health & Fitness
Davina McCall is giving free access to her fitness site for a month, whilst everyone is staying home.
Worth signing up, if you want to maintain your fitness or even improve your fitness whilst on lockdown. There are no payment details needed and is completely free: