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As well as working with schools, The Education People and Children's University staff are committed to supporting children, young people and their families with home learning and enrichment opportunities.

We appreciate that this is an uncertain time for families but we hope that these home learning resources help you enjoy your time with your children, even in times of social distancing, self-isolation and possible lockdown.  Making happy memories, whilst learning during this time, will be very important to all.

These links have been given to us by a variety of partners including The Education People Advisors, Children's University Managers, Learning Destinations, libraries and partners such as The Rochester Bridge Trust.  

This section of our website will be updated each day so do come back every now and then to see what's new.  Do click on the subject links on the left tab for more specific resources available to schools and families.


Animate Arts

  • Animate Arts will host at-home workshops for families.  

    You'll need toilet roll tubes (who has those??!), egg cartons and cardboard packaging - so don't throw them in the rubbish! Save your resources and keep tuned for further details about our online Easter fun.


Cardboard Capers

  • Cardboard Capers is a weekly family craft challenge set by Animate Arts Company CIC.  It is free to take part in and uses families' imaginations and materials destined for the recycling bin.  The Challenges launch every Friday morning at 9am on YouTube. 


Climate Museum UK

  • This campaign encourages people to take #TimetoMend and to share their creative acts of upcycling and mending. 


Home Learning Packs from Stonewall

  • At such a difficult and uncertain time, Stonewall knows that education staff, parents and carers are facing unprecedented challenges. However, it's at times like these that we can come together to help each other. That's why Stonewall has launched a series of home learning packs. Whether you're a teacher sending work home for your students, or a parent or carer looking for some activities for your child, these packs are for you. There's a primary, secondary and SEND version of each pack, complete with suggested activities and supporting materials to support your child's learning:
  1. Creativity learning pack:  The creativity packs include a range of activities with curriculum links to art, computing, DT, English, music, PE and PSHE.
  2. LGBT history learning pack:  The LGBT history packs include a range of art, DT, English, history, music, science, PSHE, PE and computing activities.


How stuff works

  • HowStuffWorks got its start in 1998 at a college professor's kitchen table. From there, we quickly grew into an award-winning source of unbiased,  reliable, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works.


Rochester Bridge Trust (soon to be a Kent Children's University Learning Destination)

  • Their Fun and Quizzes page has some ideas to try at home or school to find out more about Rochester Bridges and other bridges around the world.

    For those who want to learn more, they have produced an education kit of 12 Sessions for teachers, homeschoolers and families which can be used as a complete programme or any of the any of the Sessions can be used alone.  They have developed the programme by running afterschool clubs for Key Stage 2 pupils and our family bridge building activities.


Skills Miner

  • Unearth your inner engineer.  Take control of the future of engineering … it's in your hands.  Colliding gaming and engineering together, Skills Miner is a newly created world, which uncovers, captures and endorses your gaming expertise against engineering skills.


Taskmaster Challenge

  • "Alex Horne here, the Taskmaster(s assistant), to make self isolating and social distancing slightly more bearable with  #HomeTasking. Keep an eye out on Twitter for each task, send in your attempts, and you could feature in a highlight reel of all my favourites here on YouTube."


TeenTech City of Tomorrow

  • TeenTech City offers students aged 8-13the opportunity to apply their knowledge of science, technology and engineering to create their City of Tomorrow where no ideas are too big and everything is smarter, kinder and safer than before.
  • You'll join us for a Live Build introduction session on the Tuesday at 10:00am where we'll set the challenge (1 hour)
  • Your child (or children) will have a couple of days to design their building, and construct a model (using recycled materials) You can submit their ideas, and photographs of their model, online.
  • You'll then join us again on Friday at 10:00am for a Live Feedback Session with industry experts who will answer questions from your child and provide feedback on their projects!! 


TeenTech Innovation Sessions

  • TeenTech Innovation Sessions offerstudents aged 11 - 18,insight into world-class organisations and the opportunities that lie within them. We are now offering these sessions online and each session will be hosted by a leading TeenTech sponsor or supporting company.
  • You can ask questions, develop your own solutions to global challenges and learn more about different careers.
  • Sessions include: Wednesday 13th May - 10am -  Dallas Campbell - Space and Monday 18th May - 10am - Rolls Royce.