Secondary School is one of the most crucial times in education. Many students may find the work set challenging. We have collated some fantastic resources and useful infomation too
Youth Coach Liz
Liz Sorton, youth and young adult coach, youth mental health first aider is able to provide Skype coaching to support with anxiety, depression, goal setting, dealing with challenges in family relationships or friendships. Please get in touch for a strictly in confidence chat – firstname.lastname@example.org. Also able to support with parent coaching, again please get in touch in complete confidence. Check out Liz’s Column on page 10 in the Spring Magazine too https://issuu.com/andreakrase/docs/sd_spring_2020__i_
Amazon – Free audio stories and books
Amazon has cancelled the Audible subscription of books and audio stories as long as schools are closed. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Learn Live Education
Free Access to wide variety of live interactive broadcasts and videos on demand – education class on careers and health education.
Starter High – Brian Hamilton Foundation
Free Online Course Students can take to learn how to set up and run a business
The Economist Educational Foundation
A range of resources based on current issues to encourage critical thinking. Free Bulletins, Workshops, activities and competitions for students to take part in remotely.
British Library – Discovering Sacred Texts
Discovering Sacred Texts provides access to the richness and diversity of the texts from some of the world’s greatest faiths. Full of Videos, Articles, Digital Stories etc.
British Army Resources
Free Lesson Library comprises of a range of engaging, downloadable resources including everything from STEM to PSHE. The activities have been aligned to relevant curricula, Ofsted framework and the Gatsby Benchmarks and contain introduction videos, lesson plans, presentations and student workshops. https://apply.army.mod.uk/base?cid=mail8147371213
Government list of home schooling websites
These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages. The list includes subject-specific resources for English, Maths, Science, PE, SEND. They are currently being offered for free.
They have amended their offer with the current situation – Can now support with online broadcasts, online assemblies, 1:1 support, small group sessions, and subject themed resources eg. ‘Interviews with Apprentices’. Please find below the March Parent Pack – they send them out regularly so it is worth signing up with them. https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resource/parents-pack-march-2020/?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=pp&utm_campaign=aaa%20mar%2020
A free and interactive web platform for learning languages
Report around supporting deaf students in careers advice / journey https://www.ndcs.org.uk/media/5665/dwe-yab-report.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=campaignsemail&utm_campaign=2020_YAB_DWE_report&utm_content=General_share&utm_term=DWE_YAB_general
Career workbooks and free resources
Key Stage 3 resources
Key Stage 4
Virtual Educational Trips During Lockdown
The lockdown doesn’t mean that we can’t experience a wealth of cultural activities from the comfort of our own homes.
Here is a list of experiences that you can enjoy for free!
Virtual Tours of Museums:
British Museum, London – https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
Guggenheim Museum, New York – https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum
Rijks Museum, Amsterdam – https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/rijksmuseum
Musée d’Orsay, Paris – https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris
The Broad, Los Angeles -https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmql00Mj9v8UFyoRLXawG7hOLbpWnUwW0
Uffizi Gallery, Florence – https://www.uffizi.it/en
Benaki Museum, Athens – https://www.benaki.org/index.php?lang=en
National Palace Museum, Taiwan – https://tech2.npm.edu.tw/720vr/museumen/views.html
Watching Theatre Productions:
National Theatre – broadcasts full plays completely free of charge https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre
Globe Theatre – broadcasts free Shakespeare plays https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSAlPJ0FG_0
Trips Abroad – take a virtual tour around some of the most amazing places on earth!
Northern Lights, Sweden – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx6-8cW9rHGNGhELh83fcCg
Cliff of Moher, Ireland – https://www.cliffsofmoher.ie/virtual-visit-tour/
Central Park, New York – https://www.youvisit.com/tour/centralpark
Grand Canyon, Arizona – https://www.nps.gov/features/grca/001/archeology/index.html
Yosemite National Park, Colorado – https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm
Stonehenge, UK – https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/stonehenge360/?utm_source=awin&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Affiliate&awc=5928_1587565621_daee8d89c51e7771c30a4abf786c0a6f&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Affiliate&awc=5928_1587565621_daee8d89c51e7771c30a4abf786c0a6f
Safari, South Africa – https://www.andbeyond.com/bringing-africa-home/wildwatch-live/
World’s End Productions
Worlds End Productions London Youth Theatre members are taking part in the Coronavirus Time Capsule project, organised by Company Three from Islington. The project has already been covered by Sky News and received praise from Sadiq Khan. Check out the news item from our website for more information