External links & resources
Below are links to external resources that have been shared with us and that you and you daughter may find useful.
THE GREAT BIG ART EXHIBITION:https://firstsite.uk/
WHO RUNS THE WORLD GIRLS (Brentford Community Sports Trust): https://www.brentfordfccst.com/product/who-runs-the-world-girls/ - Girls group for 13-18 years old
EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS (Brentford Community Sports Trust):https://www.brentfordfccst.com/product/employability-skills/ - Employability group for 15-18 years old
SOCIAL GROUP (Brentford Community Sports Trust): https://www.brentfordfccst.com/product/games-night/ - Social group for 13-18 years old
QUICK FIRE CHATS (Brentford Community Sports Trust): https://www.brentfordfccst.com/product/quick-fire-chats-lets-discuss-this/ - Discussion and debate group for 15-18 years old
BUZZ QUIZ: (https://icould.com/buzz-quiz/)
In under five minutes, discover: your strengths and which celebrities share your personality type
There are 16 possible results, each connected to an animal. Which animal are you?
Tactics for Making Decisions: (https://icould.com/stories/tactics-for-making-decisions/)
Got a decision to make but don't know what to choose? Use this list to help you focus.
TOP TIPS FOR STUDYING ONLINE: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztb3n9q
SAFER INTERNET 9th FEBRUARY: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2021
CHESS IN SCHOOLS: https://www.chessinschools.co.uk/
Giving away free subscriptions to their size.
BBC BITESIZE: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
New lessons every weekday, with videos, activities and more.
OAK NATIONAL ACADEMY: https://www.thenational.academy/
Nothing can replace the unique relationships between teachers and their pupils. But Oak National Academy provides an online bank of quality-assured, curriculum-mapped videoed lessons and resources.
THE BRILLIANT CLUB: https://thebrilliantclub.org/the-brilliant-club-for-pupils/info-for-pupils/
The Brilliant Club exists to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities.
OPEN UNIVERSITY: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue
Free on-line courses with OpenLearn
UNIVERSITY AND APPRENTICESHIP SEARCH: www.ukuniversitysearch.com
SHAKESPEARE GLOBE: https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/discover
Lots of free and exciting ways to virtually-attend productions online and stay connected to Shakespeare’s Globe.
NATIONAL THEATRE https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/
World-class productions free to UK state-funded teachers and pupils at home.
FIRST CAREERS: https://www.firstcareers.co.uk/
Get behind the scenes of some of the UK’s most interesting jobs. Search through over 150 job profiles and discover career opportunities, inspiration and advice. First Careers offers guidance to primary and secondary school students in making decisions about future careers and professions.
THINK U KNOW: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets
Each fortnight, Think U Know will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.
NATIONAL ONLINE SAFETY: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/training
Their mission is to make the internet a safer place for children and they execute multiple initiatives to help reduce online risks.
THE BOOK TRUST: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/
Bookfinder helps browse their archive of interviews with authors and illustrators, watch online storybooks. Here, you can also find reading tips and book recommendations for children of all ages (up to Year 7/8).
Learn languages for free. Web or app. Duolingo is a popular language-learning platform and is is designed to feel like a game .
MYSTERY SCIENCE: https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons with the goal of developing a positive attitude towards science. Film footage, animations, other illustrations with voice over instruction and a variety of activities along with discussion and interaction to engage student interest.
THE KIDS SHOULD SEE THIS: https://thekidshouldseethis.com
An unprecedented collection of over 4,500 kid-friendly videos. Smart videos for curious minds of all ages.