Now That’s What I Call Coronavirus
If you use Spotify, one of our MTC members has compiled a play-list that will have you chuckling (not crying) at titles and song lyrics. Classics include ‘I will survive’ by Gloria Gaynor, ‘Don’t Stand so Close’ by The Police, and ‘School’s Out’ by Alice Cooper!
Spotify has free and paid versions and will be a useful app for your smartphones!
Thanks to Steven for compiling these tracks!
Here is some other musical inspiration – explore online services and social media and you’re sure to find more!
Little bit of Beethoven (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra)
'Our own' Hope (singing 'Wild' from EP 'Road to the Moon')
Virtual Museum Tours and Travel
Visit museums in London, Paris, LA, New York and Rome, as well as many more!
If like many of us, you’re still concerned about getting in a plane or train, why not do some armchair travel?
- Greek tourist board has developed a website Greece From Home (take a virtual tour of Corfu!) [love and miss Greece – Jo]
- Read yourself into the South of France with this selection of books
Simply ‘Google’ for more options!
Virtual Theatre & Musicals
A good list of what’s on(line) can be found at the What’s On Stage website, and includes:
- London’s Globe Theatre’s Shakespeare TV
- Popular plays from National Theatre at Home
- The shows must go on – Andrew Lloyd Weber shows streamed live on this you tube channel. New shows will be released mid-August.
- Cirque du Soleil are showing 60 minute specials of some of their shows and it is like you are sitting in the front row
There’s something for everyone online!
Please make a donation if you can as this supports the arts industry – thanks.
Virtual Fitness & Dance
- Joe wicks has over 250 free online home workouts for all abilities on his Youtube channel – the body coach tv
- NHS Fitness Studio
- Yoga: If you are interested in trying yoga or have been doing it for some time then we highly recommend yoga with Adrienne on YouTube, or core power yoga who have live classes daily at 8am, 1pm and 6pm.
- Couch to 5k App – if you are new to running there are a number of apps like Couch-to-5k and downloads that could see you running 5k in approximately 9 weeks (let’s hope that lock-down will be over before then!)
- Dancing – 305 fitness is offering a variety of free online dance classes.
- Oti Mabuse is also offering free classes for adults on her social media accounts.
Online Lectures & Learning
For the Kids
There are so many ways to keep the children occupied with virtual entertainment.
- David Walliams is releasing a new audio story every day at 11am.
- Bear Grylls’ The Great Indoors Activities. Bear has teamed up with the Scouts to create 100 indoor activities to ward off boredom while kids are stuck indoors for most of the day.
- Mylene Class has been providing virtual music lessons for kids in lock-down. Monday mornings at 10am is an interactive class where kids can play along with a pan and wooden spoon, Wednesdays at 6.30pm she will play a Disney-themed lullaby for babies, and Friday at 10am is Music Klass. Join via Instagram or YouTube.
- Oti Mabuse – Oti’s kids’ dance classes are being streamed to her Facebook, Instagram and you tube accounts at 11:30am every day. The classes are saved onto Oti’s YouTube page after the livestream has finished, so they can still be enjoyed even if you aren’t available at the exact start time.
- Family Lockdown Tips and Ideas – This is a great Facebook group (now with over a million members) with 1000’s of ideas to keep kids occupied. Just ask to join the group here
- Teach your little monster to read using this app or on a laptop/PC
- MonkeyWellbeing: Lots of colouring and activity sheets as well as useful resources for kids for Coronavirus (please check out their Facebook Page too for more)
Home-schooling is never tougher than if you have limited internet access or unsuitable computing equipment. Here are some links to helpful resources:
- Get help with technology during coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Home-schooling: How to help your child’s online learning (BBC)
- PE with Joe Wicks
If you’re doing GCSE or A-Level biology and you need any help or resources from AMEND, then please just get in touch with Jo! We can supply you with images and more should you need them.
If you need help to buy any equipment for your child, please check out our Hardship Fund. Note that the criteria for applying is very flexible at this time, so please get in contact to discuss your needs.
There are lots of other celebrities and businesses, offering free virtual entertainment and educational resources, so get Googling and enjoy!