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Covid-19

About Covid-19 and how it affects West Coventry Academy


Enrichment opportunities

SUMMER CHALLENGE 2020

During the current school closure, there is time to take up some of the many opportunities available online and/or challenge yourself to learn a new skill - on your own, with friends or with your family. Every challenge or opportunity you take up will earn your College rewards points so make sure you let your College Leader know via the monthly challenges set on ClassCharts by submitting a picture, video or short write-up of what you have done - enjoy!

The Power of Kindness

As the UK faces a global coronavirus pandemic, things can feel a little uncertain and even overwhelming. But, during these difficult times, one thing is clear: small acts of kindness make a big difference. The power of kindness calendar helps children and young people learn about and carry out kind acts. There are different sets of kindness activities for both primary school children and secondary school students.

Kindness Calendar

STEM

A range of fun, hands-on activities for families to use at home, suitable for all ages from 4 to 16

https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/family-activities

Theatre

Enjoy world-class theatre online from the comfort of your home - every Thursday evening.

Watch famous productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

 

National Theatre At Home

RSC

Free audiobooks on Audible

For as long as schools are closed, students everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being children.

Audible

Develop your confidence and self-esteem

Develop strategies to focus on your personal growth, resilience, confidence and self worth with this free couse (5 sessions) by life coach Dale Vincent.

Personal Development

Explore the world

Go on a virtual expedition to places you have never seen before. Google Expeditions is an app you can put on your phone/tablet which allows you to explore the world with Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality. Explore the 7 wonders of the world, Volcanoes & Earthquakes and so much more.

Google Expeditions

Ready, Steady, Cook

Try out a new recipe for yourself or your family from the Lakeland Blog - look for the Easter bunny recipe or try this chocolate quiz with answers.

Seasonal recipes

Explore the National Archives - 1000 years of History

National Archives

Exploring different cultures

 

Health

Explore the vast range of careers available in the NHS and medical science

Medical Mavericks

Understand the world through Maths

Bowland Maths makes maths fun and absorbing for you. Follow the link and look in the Assessment section which has some very good real world applications of fun maths for all. You could find out the number of descendants you may have had over 110 years, investigate Fruit Pies and explore German and English language, to name but a few...

Bowland Maths

Improve your public speaking

Free online course "for beginners" offered by the University of Washington (consists of a 4 week course of videos, short reads and quizzes).

Public speaking

Basic First Aid

Complete this 2hour online course by the University of Glasgow - ideally together with a family member. Check with your parents first as they have to sign up with/for you.

First Aid

Learn/improve guitar skills

Fender now offer 3 months of free online guitar lessons.

Guitar course (Fender)

#writetounite

In a time of isolation, writing is a great way of bringing people together. Share stories and poetry to help put your mind at rest, inspire others, or just to put a smile on someone's face.

Write to Unite