Isolation Links 

 

Emotional or Spiritual Support

CoronavirusIf you need any emotional or spiritual support - please contact Suzanne (vicar.stmichaels.colehill@gmail.com or 01202 883721) and Lorraine lorry886519@gmail.com). Whilst the Church building may be closed, we might not be able to meet for worship as usual, but the clergy are working on other ways to keep us all connected. Suzanne's weekly podcast is available on our coronavirus worship page. Do check the website often for material to help you with maintaining our life together in different ways. 

For digital resources from the Church of England click here.
 

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Practical Help

If you require practical help - Colehill Parish Council, working in conjunction with other agencies are helping to co-ordinate the local response to the situation caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. If you need help, please contact resilence@colehill.gov.uk or text/telephone 07857 597502 or 07857 598158 . We will need your name, telephone number, address and email address. By giving them your details you are giving them permission to hold your data. More information at www.colehill.gov.uk/resilience
 

Around the world we are having to find increasingly creative ways to keep ourselves amused within the four walls of our homes. So here are some of our suggestions.
 


Learn My Way - Free Online Course to Develop Digital Skills

  • Learn My Way is a website of free online courses.
  • Over thirty free courses designed for beginners to get started with the online basics.
  • There are modules to help people make video calls, socialise online and shop online.
  • Even if you don't need them yourself, please signpost people to these useful resources. 

If you set up an account, please type in the name of your local library as your learning centre.
https://www.learnmyway.com/


Music

Classic FM has an updating list of Classical music organisations live-streaming, or that have made their concert archives available online:
https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/live-streamed-classical-music-concerts-coronavirus/ 

Online Choir
Join an on-line choir.
 Choirs, like the Stay At Home Choir https://www.stayathomechoir.com/ and Gareth Malone’s Great British Home Chorus, practise every day live at 5.30pm on You Tube, but you can watch later if you missed it.
Register here https://decca.com/greatbritishhomechorus/ for copies of the music.


Live Music with Ben Waters and Friends - Ben Waters is a multi-award winning boogie-woogie pianist, who has played with acts including The Rolling Stones, Sir Ray Davies, Dave Gilmore, Jools Holland, Chuck Berry, and Rod Stewart just to name a few. Ben has set up a new live music and chat show aimed at helping himself and all his musician friends and all the people on lockdown that go to live gigs through this Corona Virus Lockdown. Every night between 8pm and until 9pm,  for just £2 they play live. All the money is divided up with the musicians and the tech guys who have lost all their work. For more information: https://www.lockdownlive.biz/

Opera from the Metropolitan Opera.

Classical Orchestra.


Watch a streamed Theatre Performance

 
Every Thursday from 7pm, you will be able to watch some of the best British theatre brought to you by the National Theatre from the comfort of your living room via YouTube.

Here is a list of musicals and plays that are streaming too. Click Here

The Ten Best Broadway Shows that are streaming. Click Here.

 


Exercise

Join Joe Wicks at 9am with the rest of the nation - if you find the exercises too much, moderate them to something you can do - but it's good to know that 6 million other households are exercising right now too.  https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 or try his ten minute work outs for seniors.

If Joe Wicks is not for you, there are lots of other free work outs - Try the Body Project on Youtube. 

If you'd like to take up Yoga, try on You Tube - Yoga with Adriene
 
Oti Mabuse is running child and adult dance classes live on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube, but you can also watch them back do them at your convenience.

Also former Stirctly Pro Ian Waite is running live Fitstep classes on Instagram Live! These will take place on Tuesday and Thursday night at 7pm. 

The Ballet Coach runs everything from toddler classes, to primary to adult stretch to Grandparent classes - live on Facebook or Instagram. She'll soon be coming live on Youtube too, so keep your eye out.

 

 

Virtual Tours


Visit the zoo or a a museum - there are lots of virtual tours you can take.

List of zoos.

List of museums.

This 3D tour of the Oxford Musuem of Natural History is very cool.

Teaching history - 100 objects from museums across the UK with resources, information and teaching ideas to inspire your students’ interest in history

 


Learn a Language

Download the app Duolingo to learn a multitude of languages.

BBC Languages

frenchteacher.net/free-resources/


Other

Audible is free for the duration. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Download the app to get started.

Google 3D Interactive Animal - have a little fun with your phone and view a lion, panda, bear, penguin and much more, 3D in your living room. Find out more here.

3D Animal

 

Toddlers

Get inspired for activities to do at home on this Cherubs blog - Rainy Day, Any Day Activities

Join Captain Fantastic's Online Toddler Group - Monday to Friday.

The Ballet Coach lovely toddler classes live on Facebook or Instagram. She'll soon be coming live on Youtube too, so keep your eye out.

Here are some past toddler group crafts to inspire you
https://cherubstoddlergroup.wixsite.com/craftingcherubsblog

This is the Imagination Tree Best Ever No Cook Play Dough Recipe that Cherubs use. Highly recommended.
https://theimaginationtree.com/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe/


There are lots of great blogs to follow and inspire you with crafts and activities - some are all ages, some are better for young children - all with websites and facebook pages:


Picklebums - https://picklebums.com/ - from toddlers to teens, Picklebums has a wide range of ideas and printables.

The Imagination Tree - https://theimaginationtree.com/ - great for toddlers and early years.

The Craft Train - https://www.thecrafttrain.com/ - great for craft ideas for toddlers and young children.

I Heart Crafty Things - https://iheartcraftythings.com/ - great for craft ideas for toddlers and young children.

krokotak - http://krokotak.com/ - great for printable arts and crafts for all ages

Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls - https://frugalfun4boys.com/ - lots of activities for all ages.

No Time For Flash Cards - Early Childhood Education - https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/ - early years ideas.
 

School Children


David Walliams reading a story every day at 11am  ?https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Cressida Cowell is reading a chapter of How to Train Your Dragon each day. How to Train Your Dragon.

Harptoons Publishing is doing live demonstrations at 6pm UK time on how to draw cartoons. There are some videos on the page too, should you not want to wait around till 6pm. https://www.facebook.com/harptoons/

Paperbirds - London - Join their Facebook group - Paperbirds at Home - for a live drawing lesson. https://www.facebook.com/groups/249446306075079/

TTS Free Activity Packs for Early Years, KS1 & KS2 - Click here.

Classroom Secrets Activity Packs by Year Groups from Early Years to Year 6 - Click Here.

Mr French - free workbook for Year 3,4,5 & 6 - Click Here

The Ballet Coach lovely runs a range of children's classes live on Facebook or Instagram. She'll soon be coming live on Youtube too, so keep your eye out.

Oti Mabuse is running themed child dance classes live on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube, but you can also watch them back do them at your convenience. https://www.facebook.com/OtiMabuse/

The Maths Factor -  created by Carol Vordamen is free during this period. https://www.themathsfactor.com/

History Bombs - iconic ‘in One Take’ video series on our popular YouTube channel provides a high octane tour through events such as World War One and the Cold War. https://www.youtube.com/user/HistoryBombs

Western Approaches HQ - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience - have provided live WW2 history lessons - see their facebook page for more information and to see past lessons.  https://www.facebook.com/westernapproachesHQ/

krokotak - http://krokotak.com/ - great for printable arts and crafts for all ages

Printable Lego Challenge - we like this one from Picklebums - https://picklebums.com/building-challenge-cards/

A weeks worth of fun, writing prompts for 6-8 year olds (tested successful on an unenthusiastic writer) https://picklebums.com/writing-prompts-for-kids/