Keeping Busy with Social Distancing & Isolation

We are currently all having to adapt to the new normal of working, studying and playing from home in these days of social distancing and isolation. We have collected a whole range of hints, tips, projects and activities to keep the whole family well, busy, amused and occupied. We will be adding to this on a regular basis, so make sure you visit us regularly.  These are accessible to our pupils on our VLE. For those who can’t access our VLE, please use the links below.

VLE Working from Home

The Scouts are well known for their love of the “great outdoors“ but what about the “great indoors” when social distancing and isolation mean you can’t leave your home?  There is over a hundred  ideas for indoor activities and projects on their website.  There is something for all ages of the Scout family (from Beavers right up to Explorers at 18) from making your own tornado to creating a hot air balloon!


ATE a fantastic non-profit making  organisation which runs Superweeks – children’s camps for ages 8-16 – had to cancel its Easter camp but  is running a virtual camp. Lots of fun stuff on there:  crafts, games, riddles……,,


What about putting some of your DTE skills to good use?  Here are some easy DIY projects to get you started. We are sure that the DT department would love to see some of your creations.

EAsy DIY Projects

Mr Thomas from the Prep School has come up with a list of 35 ideas for screen free activities to try out over the Easter Holidays.  Download the list and challenge yourself to see just how many of these can you do in three weeks.

Mr Thomas’ 35 Ideas

You might not be able to physically visit any museums at the moment due to social distancing and isolation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore their amazing collections. Follow the link to discover the delights of 12 major museums worldwide from the comfort of your sofa: the British Museum, the Uffizi, Musee d’Orsay, or the J Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles are just a few you can chose from.


The City of London Sinfonia are offering twice weekly concerts (Tuesdays and Thursdays) broadcast from their members’ homes.

Comfortable Classics at Home

More for music lovers from Royal Opera House which has launched a programme of free online content.

Royal Opera House

Audible has made access to a whole range of titles for children free while schools are closed.  From toddlers upwards there is really something for all tastes, including books in six different languages (ideal chance to fine tune MFL skills) as well as classics and Audible originals.

Audible Stories

David Walliams is sharing one of his stories – and providing all the voices –  every day at 11am.  Better for the younger members of our community.

David Walliams stories

Well-being is incredibly important during this period; the NHS Every MindMatters is a great resource.

Every mind matters

Of course these suggestions are far from being a  definitive list.  There is so much good stuff you can access for free. We plan to add to the list and also hope to bring you some great workouts from our Strength and Conditioning Coach, Arram.  If you have any particular favourites which should be included, please let me know.


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