With the news this morning that Gavin Williamson may, within days, officially announce the delay of the return of schools until after Easter there will be many parents and teachers alike feeling slightly despairing today. It’s already been a long hard road for all involved. Who would have thought last March with the sudden implementation of the first Lockdown (or Lockdown 1.0 as we like to fondly call it) we would be still teaching and learning from home in January 2021. I remember driving to the supermarket in the first week of our proper Stay at Home period and feeling like this was such an surreal situation but genuinely believing that it would all blow over quickly.
Schools, teachers, parents and not forgetting learners themselves have done a fantastic job of sustaining education in this strange new world. Education related businesses have done their bit and more to provide services for families and schools at low or no cost. Here at Educompendium there are free resources on site and I will continue to create and give away resources as the lockdown continues. I had fantastic support from Martin Lewis’ team at Money Saving Expert during the first lockdown who featured the downloadable activity books I created for Primary age children in their newsletter twice leading to over 12000 downloads being given away – these can are still available in the shop section of this website. I’ll be tweeting out more freebies on a weekly basis so if you are on Twitter give our new account @EduCompendium follow to ensure you don’t miss out.
Hard times are easiest to deal with when you keep in mind that nothing stays the same forever – there is an end in sight. We just need to continue to support each other and we will make it through to the other side – meantime stay safe.