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Please refer to Show My Homework (SMHW) for your specific tasks.

In times like these, looking after both our physical and mental health is of utmost importance and a big part of that will be giving your day structure.  As well as your academic activities it is important to supplement your day with physical activities and other activities to look after your mental health.

Why not join in with Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach) as he live streams his "PE with Joe" at 9:00am every day (Monday-Friday).  The workouts last 30 minutes and include a warm up and cool down.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have launched a new campaign with the NHS and Public Health England (PHE) encouraging people to look after their mental health in lockdown.  The campaign, called ‘Every Mind Matters’.  The platform includes free resources for managing your mental wellbeing and advice on improving this at home, as well as supporting friends and family. PHE says the resources have been developed with the help of leading charities including Mind, Mental Health Foundation, Samaritans, Rethink and Mental Health First Aid England.

Heads Together have also pulled together some tips and advice from their charity partners to help you navigate through this difficult time.

If your mood is low because of what you have seen on the news, limit the time you spend checking the news and try to follow social media accounts that keep you positive and make you smile. Follow the YoungMinds Instagram account! @youngmindsuk 

  • You could learn a new life skill via the V&A Dundee ’Sewing box for the future’ project and exhibition – which has a ton of free resources online to help ‘people get back to basics by repairing their clothing and becoming more ethically responsible about fashion waste’ - darning, sewing on a button, replacing a zip, hemming jeans or creating an embellishment. 
  • The Scouts have pulled together some indoor activity ideas to keep kids learning new skills and having fun #TheGreatIndoors
  • The Happy Colouring Book is free to download from the Counter-Print website, with artworks donated by some of the world’s best illustrators, such as Malika Favre, FriendsWithYou and Anthony Burrill.
  • Harry Potter Fans can view Harry Potter at Home in their downtime from school work.

If you have finished your specific tasks on Show My Homework and you are looking for additional learning resources a new Government-backed online platform, the Oak National Academy, has been set up.  The scheme, which has been set up by teachers and funded by the Department of Education, is set to provide video lessons for students, aimed at their relevant year groups.

English Heritage have launched History at Home . You can join them live on Facebook from 11:30am every Wednesday, hosted by Ben Shires for content about some of history's most fascinating topics.

BBC Bitesize have launched daily lessons where you will find daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.

Again, we would recommend these are an additional feature for learning from home, and to keep up with your Boswells learning on Show My Homework before completing anything additional.

Use the resources in the document list below for ideas and activities, and where to go for support and advice.

ACHIEVEMENT FOR ALL ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND ARTSMARK GOLD arts colleges COMPUTING AT SCHOOL THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD Healthy School INVESTORS IN PEOPLE PiXL tes Young Engineers YOUTH STEMM AWARD

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