Please take time to check out our Well being page, we are adding activities, recipes, quizzes etc, in fact anything that we hope may be of use to you during this time of isolation.  No doubt that by now you have established routines and coping strategies, but if you are in need of inspiration or motivation, please look at the things to do and links to other agencies and organisations that in turn are providing a wealth of support.

If you find anything that is working well in your household and wish to share, then please do email us at office@stthomas.blackburn.sch.uk

 

Community Rail Education Network is hosting a competition called Backtrack, which is aiming to decrease the amount of rail trespass amongst young people.

The network is inviting young people between the ages of 11-18 to create a simple, but powerful message (created at home or at school) to make young people aware of the dangers and to encourage them to stop trespassing. This can take the form of a short film, storyboard, script, or song.

Entries must be made from home, in your garden or at your school or group. Your entry may be used in schools to promote railway safety so it must be suitable for this age group. Entrants are encouraged to share your entry on social media to spread the word to as many young people as possible.

The winning entry will receive a GoPro HERO8 Black Bundle. Spot prizes will be announced throughout the competition plus a bonus prize for the entry with the greatest social media impact.

Karen Bennett, Education Officer, Community Rail Lancashire and Chair of the Education Network, said: “At our first Zoom meeting we were rather shocked by the increase in trespassing and the ‘room’ immediately said ‘We can do something about that’. In a matter of weeks, a national competition has been devised, prizes sponsored and backing received from across the rail industry.

We want young people to show off their creativity to get the message across to their peers that being on the tracks is potentially deadly. And in order to spread the message to as many young people as possible, we are suggesting that young people (over 13 years old) share their video or song on social media and we have a category for the entry with the greatest social media impact!”

 

To enter this competition for the chance to win prizes! please click on the link below and follow instructions:

http://downtheline.org.uk/projects/backtrack/

 

The competition closes on 30 September 2020.

 

Mythbusters from the World Health Organization:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

 

Data visualisation pack from Information is Beautiful (regularly updated):

https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/covid-19-coronavirus-infographic-datapack/

 

YoungMinds: practical steps to take if you’re anxious about coronavirus:

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

 

Mind: how to take care of your wellbeing when staying home:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

 

Cooking Tasks 4th May 2020

 

Word games

https://www.brain-games.co.uk/Word+Games

 

Word searches

https://thewordsearch.com/

https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1240904/

https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1240904/

Mixed puzzles

https://www.games.co.uk/games/puzzle

 

Maths games

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

 

https://www.mathplayground.com/math-games.html

 

https://eng.mathgames.com/

 

http://www.math-play.com/