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Information for students and staff about the coronavirus and our response at The Learning Institute.

We have moved all teaching fully online and our offices are closed, with staff working from home and available via email.  Assessments, work based learning and other course-related issues have been adapted and updated as instructed by our partner institutions.

Activities for children and families 

Arena, our partner organisation with a focus on learning outdoors, sports and wild tribe, have put together activities and ideas for families during lockdown. They have also launched a new YouTube channel.

The Barn Theatre Cirencester have teamed up with internationally bestselling author Michael Morpurgo and HarperCollins Children's Books to launch a 'Storytime at the Barn' series, every weekday at 1pm. The series will start with Michael Morpurgo's adaptation of "Pinocchio."  Storytime at the Barn will be available via The Barn Theatre Cirencester's YouTube, Facebook and Twitter accounts. 

BBC Bitesize are offering free daily lessons for children of all ages, and a range of other resources.

Bodmin Keep Museum have created a range of resources for children, with topics including Women at War and Dunkirk.

Chatterpack have collated a list of free, online, boredom-busting resources - explore Venice, learn about a Roman fort, watch the pandas and penguins at Edinburgh Zoo or learn a new language

The Chichester Festival Theatre are streaming their Youth Theatre's presentation of a brand new adaptation (not the Disney version!) of "Beauty and the Beast" from Thursday 21st May 2020. This is described as "suitable for family audiences from ages 7 up."

The Eden Project have a range of free resources and ideas for everyone, so you can create your own Eden at home.

English Heritage members can experience historic buildings and monuments from home.

#LibrariesFromHome are working with a team of public librarians from across the country to highlight key services that can be accessed through library websites and social media platforms.

The National Theatre are streaming performances every week through their YouTube channel.

Nosy Crow have released a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. It is free for anyone to read online or download and print out, and answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds.

Plymouth Council have collated a list of things to do for children and young people, grouped by category from 'Animals' to 'World Culture'.

Rosetta Stone is offering schoolchildren free access to its popular language courses for three months.  Choose from more than 20 languages, including French, German, Italian and Spanish.

The Royal Opera House is offering free ballet and opera broadcasts on its Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Thinkuknow are releasing home activity packs related to online safety every fortnight, with simple 15 minute activities for children from early years to secondary school.