home schooling

Many of you will be entering the second week of home-schooling or of teaching under very different circumstances whilst trying to keep to Government guidance on hand washing and social distancing. We know you’ve been all working very hard this week. You’re taking your roles very seriously and doing a great job.

Our Chief Executive, Ian Bancroft and Council Leader, Cllr Mark Pritchard have sent you all a message:

“We would like to thank each and every one of you who are continuing to take your responsibilities to our young people very seriously during these exceptionally difficult times. We know it’s not easy, but have no doubts that you are all doing the very best you can and please remember that we don’t expect you to follow the school routine. Do what’s right and works for you. It will help your well-being and your children will benefit from your piece of mind.”

“And to all our fantastic teaching and support staff who are at schools across the county borough we also send our thanks and gratitude. We know you are doing an excellent job supporting our essential workers and home-schooling and we have no doubts you will continue with this support for as long as it takes.”

“We don’t know how long we will be living under such restrictions but we can issue everyone that all our staff are committed to supporting you all and will be in regular contact with our schools to give advice and guidance and help wherever we can.”


Once again our Healthy Schools team has come up with some great resources that we hope you will find useful and educational at the same time. Check them out below:

If you are looking for some cooking inspiration for the children or just love Richard Shaw you can check out his HAPI Cook-a-long facebook page “Cooking Together Wales”. Richard will be using a range of fridge, cupboard and freezer food and will be providing free tuition videos on his facebook page every Wednesday.

Here’s a link to his facebook page

The wonderful David Walliams has confirmed he will be releasing a free audio story each day for the next 30 days to help keep children entertained.

Link to David’s page can be found here

Time for Maths? Carol Vorderin is offering free maths lessons to children aged between four and 11 while schools are schools. When you follow the link below you’ll see a button to allow to join for free.

Link to Carol’s maths lessons can be found here

Strictly Dancing star Oti Mabuse has free dance lessons being streamed through Facebook every week day at 11.30 am. She’s also doing an adults and family class at 19.30 every day.

You can find Oti’s Facebook page here

Oti also does free dance on Youtube.

You can these free dance videos on Youtube here

Kids Craft Club with Hobbycraft UK on Facebook will be going live MOnday through to Saturday with craft activities to keep little ones ocupied. We think grown ups may also enjoy a lot of the activities.

You can catch up with the Kids Craft Club here

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