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24/07/20

Retweetd From Liam Davis

The Executive Headteacher of & Nick Soar joined me for a natter on the educational year just gone and how September might look in schools. https://t.co/AZI0KV018F

24/07/20

Retweetd From Hackney Police (gov.uk/coronavirus)

From Monday the Youth Engagement Summer programme starts. We look forward to continued collaboration with and their Trading Places roleplay workshop, and who mentor and support young people through sport.

22/07/20

Struggling with keeping the kids busy this summer, check out things happening around LOTS OF FREE FUN!!! https://t.co/Fj2MT6gQqI

21/07/20

Retweetd From Mayor of London (gov.uk/coronavirus)

Wearing a face covering is one of the best ways you can keep others safe, but you must do it the right way. Here’s how: https://t.co/zUjPU9SFvl

20/07/20

PARENTS....Want help in getting back in to work? You can access the free tech learning resources by clicking on this special link, which was created for the Harris Federation: https://t.co/oibyPcfpwb

18/07/20

Retweetd From Greater Manchester Combined Authority

The risk of is not over. ✅ keep a safe distance from others ✅ wear a face covering in enclosed spaces ✅ wash your hands regularly ✅ avoid crowded spaces and physical contact ✅ book a test and stay home if you have symptoms https://t.co/xGK0KjitYL

13/07/20

No matter how mild your symptoms may be, if you experience: ▪️ loss/change in sense of smell ▪️ loss/change in sense of taste ▪️ high temperature ▪️ new, continuous cough You MUST book a test.

13/07/20

Do you have a new cough? https://t.co/qrZ1kjAkx9

13/07/20

Final student HATO Challenge of the term! Express yourself and tell us what Unity means to you. All entries sent to your tutor by 17th July. https://t.co/NyDyXcWWtV

12/07/20

Retweetd From Internet Watch Foundation

Remember, you can block people you don't know or trust online. If in doubt, speak to a trusted adult. https://t.co/Y6C62d2v1d

11/07/20

Check out some of our students’ Art work at this virtual exhibition, Music Relief DIY 360 - Road to Success. Starting at 1pm - https://t.co/Gv1PYhallN https://t.co/HThXJCEXFY

11/07/20

Exciting opportunity for students aged between 8-16 years who are interested in film making. Workshops over the summer, see below. https://t.co/UYTzEOwsij

11/07/20

Retweetd From Haringey

If you're meeting up with others this weekend, please be responsible. You can meet in groups of up to six people - but remember to follow social distancing guidelines by staying 2 metres apart from others who are not in your household or support bubble. https://t.co/yfmZNmUNEK https://t.co/btC7K4xlzk

11/07/20

If you’re going out this weekend, don’t forget your face covering. Lockdown might be easing but it’s essential we all follow the rules to keep each other safe. remains a real and present threat. {thanks to } https://t.co/wcazOxedXl

09/07/20

Retweetd From Louise Tickle 🕷

I spent June working on this longread, hearing devastating accounts of what lockdown meant for children at risk, as the systems meant to protect them either ceased functioning, or were thrown into chaos. Huge thanks to the many contributors. https://t.co/USu9ov2U0y

09/07/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

One of the most brilliant things about is how they are able to look at complex issues in such depth. Very proud to have contributed to this piece by https://t.co/kcFHz1sZhk

09/07/20

Retweetd From BBC London

Imagine coming home from school to find Stormzy decorating your bedroom. That’s what happened to 15-year-old Ishae. 😂🖌️🎤 https://t.co/sXQDICH4Sq

09/07/20

Today some of our staff are learning paediatric first aid with Great teaching with all necessary social distancing measures in place! https://t.co/sp48s6CcfZ

08/07/20

Retweetd From Nessa Tierney

An absolute pleasure to talk to a group of Year 10s today about working out what’s real and what’s fake in news and information. Thanks for having us ! https://t.co/9aXYpWL7Op

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Wellbeing Sessions To Try At Home

We understand that this is a difficult time for families. Please see our guide below to coping with stress and anxiety during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Below, you will find a range of activities that you can do at home. We usually recommend you do at least one activity per day, but during this time when we are all staying at home a lot, why not do more than one a day. 

Stay connected

An easy way to increase your wellbeing is to connect with other people. Why not phone, message or video call another member of your family who is not living with you, particularly those that might be lonely during isolation. Or message or video call your friends to maintain social connections while your cannot meet. 

You might want to check your neighbours are OK each day too, particularly those that might be lonely. These small acts of kindness will be appreciated and will make you feel good as well.

PE With Joe

Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, has a 30 minute PE session every Monday-Friday for students of all ages. "The schools are closed, there is no PE, but don't worry I'm going to take this over," says Joe. "I am going to be the nation's PE teacher!"

Click here to watch 'PE With Joe'

PE With Joe

Yoga With Adriene

Adriene is an online Yoga teacher with 6.5 million followers. Adriene has posted 100s of online Yoga videos that you can do in the comfort of your own home. The one below is ideal for complete beginners and lasts 20 minutes.  A perfect way to warm down after PE with Joe or to start the day. If you are a complete beginner, try this video 4-5 times to get the hang of it before you explore her other videos. Enjoy!

Cosmic Yoga

Cosmic Yoga is a programme designed to support children with Yoga, Mindfulness and relaxation. The videos are great fun, so the children love to take part! Each session lasts about 20 minutes, and is accessible for all. 

Cosmic

Cooking with Jamie Oliver and Family

Jamie Oliver, champion of healthy eating in schools, has a whole YouTube channel of recipes to choose from. The video below is the first in a series of 15 videos of simple recipes that children can prepare and cook themselves (with supervision of course!).  

Jamie has also released a five-part series (Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On) with recipes that can be made with everyday ingredients that you should still be able to buy in the shops – this was on Channel 4 this week and you can still watch it now. You can also find the recipes here. Why not try a new recipe every week!


Mindfulness

Mindfulness has been shown to be a very effective way to reduce stress and anxiety.  There are lots of companies that are currently offering free access to their normally paid-for smartphone apps (e.g. Calm and Headspace) so you might want to give them a go.

However, on YouTube there are many mindfulness activities that you can try. The video below is one of a series of nine different 10-minute sessions. Why not try a session once a day?  You might find it easier to start off trying one session and doing it every day for a week before you move on to a different session.  

Remember, to start with you will probably find yourself quite distracted (even if you manage to find a quiet place to do mindfulness in your home). This is normal! When you catch yourself thinking about something other than the session, don’t get annoyed at yourself, just stop thinking/worrying/planning about what you were and return your attention to the session. 

Good luck with your practice!

If you have any comments on these activities, or ideas for other activities that students (or parents!) might enjoy, please do email info@harristottenham.org.uk.