Northumberland council launches online resources for home learning

Northumberland County Council’s Education and Skills team has launched online learning resources to support children while they are not attending school due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday, 24th April 2020, 6:00 am

After identifying a demand from parents, the online service was developed to provide useful information and links to local and national resources in one place, while face to face lessons cannot take place.

Coun Wayne Daley, deputy leader and cabinet member for children’s services at Northumberland County Council said: “Our Education and Skills team have been working very hard to support parents and families at this challenging time.

“The online resources, which will be useful for both parents and teachers, can be used to help teach children while schools are closed in Northumberland.

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“You will find everything from arts and crafts activities to free online coding courses, and from language lessons to exercise classes. There is certainly plenty to keep everyone busy.”

Cath McEvoy-Carr, the council’s executive director of adults and children’s services, said: “It is a worrying time for everyone and keeping our children interested while they are not attending school can be challenging.

“It is also important that they keep learning, so having these resources available for parents to access is fantastic.”

She added: “We know it can be difficult to explain exactly what coronavirus is to children, so also included is a factsheet and information to help them to learn more about the virus.”

The online resources can be accessed at: www.northumberland.gov.uk/coronavirus/Northumberland-schools

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