Personal Interest Projects
All children have different interests and it is important to harness these, particularly if they are out of school for an extended period. Talk to them and encourage them to find something they are passionate about and then set them up to undertake an ongoing project – it’s really important that they get stuck into something that they love and spend 1-2 hours each day working on it.
We would encourage them to send them to their Form Tutor and Head of Year so that we can reward them for their efforts when we return to school, provide them with an opportunity to share them with their peers and if they are happy to share more widely, put them up on the website to set an example for others.
Here’s a few ideas to get you going:
- Keep a daily diary/ quarantine journal (in a particular writing style? In another language? As a photo journal? Or maybe just as a way to write down how you are feeling and to process what is going on around you)
- Learn a new language using a free online course - sign language? Chinese?
- Do a virtual museum tour and write a review
- Start a factual project, researching and presenting information on absolutely anything (historical figures, objects in space, exotic animals, the history of your favourite sports team...)
- Start a blog about life during school closure or about
- Create a stop-motion animation
- Create a podcast or news show. Interview the family!
- Create a character then write a series of short stories featuring that character
- Write a computer programme
- Write a collection of short stories