• robertm131

Summer S-t-r-e-t-c-h July 2020



Three assumptions:

  1. Education is about more than any schol curriculum can provide.

  2. Many young people want more than we can currently offer, inside or outside of school.

  3. It's a long time until September. Whatever September may bring.

Working from this position, my school has been working hard to offer stretch and challenge opportunities in the form of, for example, a virtual Sports Day, lockdown drama and even a staff literary quiz, among many other supplements to online lessons using Teams.


In that spirit, the simple resources (see link below) offer a contribution designed to support pupils and parents wishing to go above and beyond subject learning. They comprise:

  • a One-Hour Essay Challenge which could readily double up as a family discussion and debate stimulus

  • my final list of Lockdown Learner websites, now up to 101 entries

  • some simple suggested ways of linking tasks together.

These resources have been emailed to every pupil and notified to parents; they are intended as a stimulus to higher and better thinking and learning. They are avowedly not homework.

Who knows where they might lead?


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