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For any help or guidance regarding COVID-19 or Distance Learning please contact us via the following, we will aim to respond to you as soon as possible, within 5 working days: info@thelinkacademy.org.uk

Please see the links below for free to use resources which will help you over the school closure:

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Local Authority

Fun Activities

  • The British Museum has made its online collections free to the public.
  • The Natural History Museum has free virtual tours.
  • The Tate Gallery has a 360-degree virtual tour online.
  • View the latest exhibitions at The National Gallery virtual tours.
  • The Vatican has opened up its digital tours so the Sistine Chapel can be viewed.
  • NASA Kids is perfect for space fans. Learn all about the universe we live in by viewing these online videos.
  • Watch The Wind in the Willows stage production online.
  • Minecraft: The Education Edition is popular with children already – these resources all have an educational purpose.
  • Look at nature all around the world with Explore.
  • Audible Stories has made all of its classic children’s stories free.
  • Watch science experiments with Colorado University.
  • For music lovers, there is a 21-day free trial to learn an instrument with Prodigies Music.
  • Explore the world with videos capturing activity all over the planet with Project Explore.
  • On Twitter, Patrick Stewart (@sirpatstew) is reading a sonnet a day.
  • Julie Dawn Cole, who played the original Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (and Tes mental health columnist), is reading the book it was 3 based on – Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – aloud one chapter a night at 6pm on her Facebook page.
  • News Mag Media have made their content free. Great for supporting children with their non-fiction reading.

Please note all of the above are subject to availability from the source.