Coronavirus: Joe Wicks keeps children fit with online PE classes

Fitness coach, Joe Wicks, has offered to become the UK’s PE teacher by running free classes every weekday for children and their parents to keep fit while self-isolating. The trainer was due to start a school tour to promote fitness and healthy living this week, but the coronavirus outbreak changed those plans when schools were

Coronavirus: Minecraft offers free lessons to children

Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Lessons are contained within worlds, including one on Greek history Minecraft is making its educational worlds available free, to help pupils no longer able to attend school because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 12 digital lessons will be available to download until the end of June. They include tours of

Coronavirus: Children can visit separated parents during restrictions

Image copyright Getty Images Children of parents who are separated are able to move between households during the coronavirus restrictions, minister Michael Gove has said. Some parents were worried they would not be able to see their children if they do not live with them full-time. He initially suggested children should not be travelling between

Heads virus death and lockdown hit schools like ‘bombshell’

Image copyright Rex Features Image caption Friday was the last day of school for the vast majority of UK pupils The death of a head teacher after testing positive for Covid-19 and the national lockdown message has prompted head teachers to seek clearer guidance. The death Cumbria primary school head Wendy Jacobs this week hit

Unis must stop unconditional offers in virus confusion

Image copyright Alamy Universities in England have been told to stop making unconditional offers for the next two weeks, in a bid to tackle the confusion over applications during the coronavirus outbreak. The higher education watchdog, the Office for Students, has warned against unfair pressure being put on students. There are concerns universities are dropping

Coronavirus: UK schools closed except for key workers’ children

Monday marks the first day schools across the UK are closed to students, unless their parents are key workers and have no other childcare. BBC Breakfast’s Jayne McCubbin visited Halewood Academy in Merseyside and spoke to one of the only students who arrived for class. Source link

Coronavirus: Teachers to estimate grades after exams cancelled

Image copyright PA Media Pupils whose exams were cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic will be given grades estimated by their teachers, the government has said. The announcement comes as most UK schools closed their doors to a majority of pupils indefinitely in an effort to stem the spread of the virus. But many schools

Coronavirus: How can you still celebrate Mother’s Day?

Image caption Afsar surrounded by her family on a recent outing It will be a Mother’s Day like no other on Sunday, as scores of people self-isolate and are forced to rethink plans with loved ones. With the usual lunches and afternoon teas cancelled, what can people do instead to celebrate?

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Coronavirus kindness: Pupils email care home residents

Children at a primary school have been keeping in touch with a care home during the coronavirus outbreak. Parent Sarah Mitton came up with the idea for pupils at Northwick Manor, in Worcester, to write emails to elderly people who were self-isolating. Jacob, seven, wrote: “I hope you are not worrying too much and are

Coronavirus: School exams in NI will not go ahead

Image caption Education Minister Peter Weir said work was being done to create a comprehensive list of key workers A level and GCSE exams in Northern Ireland will not go ahead this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, but pupils will still get results, the education minister has said. Peter Weir said pupils would still

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