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Covid-19 Education & Families

General Guidance

For the latest guidance and information on education and childcare please see the Welsh Government website: 

School Closures

For information about how schools and services please see the Welsh Government guidance and information pages: https://gov.wales/how-schools-will-work-during-coronavirus-pandemic

Domestic Abuse

Lockdown has seen an increase in calls for help from domestic abuse. Live Fear Free Helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day.

Call: 0808 80 10 800
Text: 07860077333
Email: info@livefearfreehelpline.wales

Live chat on the website: gov.wales/live-fear-free/domestic-abuse-wales

Help for Kids at Home Schooling
The following details a number of FREE online education resources that are available for both children and adults alike:

Khan Academy
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material. The app can be downloaded on tablets and smartphones.

Website: https://www.khanacademy.org

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Website: https://www.futurelearn.com

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Website: https://www.senecalearning.com

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Website: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Website: https://blockly.games

Creative computer programming

Website: https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

Website: https://ed.ted.com

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids

Website: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Learn languages free. An app is also available to download for tablets and smartphones

Website: https://www.duolingo.com

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

Website: https://mysteryscience.com

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Website: https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects

Website: https://thecrashcourse.com

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Website: https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home

Website: https://www.crestawards.org

iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online

Website: https://idea.org.uk

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional


All kinds of making

Website: https://www.tinkercad.com

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age

Website: https://www.prodigygame.com

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Website: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/nature-detectives/

British Council
Resources for English language learning

Website: https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Website: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities

Website: https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Website: https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

Website: https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

Website: https://www.redtedart.com

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest

Website: https://theimaginationtree.com

Toy Theater
Educational online games

Website: https://toytheater.com/

DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes

Website: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures

Website: https://www.twinkl.co.uk