Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and government’s advice to avoid social contact we are having to re-think our upcoming activities and events for young carers. We will be updating this page with virtual activities and events for young carers, as well as other resources you might find helpful.
With the weather getting sunny and warm why not try a bit of gardening? You could try growing some fruit or veg, or plant some flower seeds to brighten up your window sill. Glenda, our Young Carer Support Advisor and gardening enthusiast has some top tips on how to grow your own in simple steps:
Young Carer Competition – every month
Each month we will be setting a competition for young carers to enter. The prizes will be £20 for first and £10 for second, and is the perfect opportunity to get creative whilst we’re at home! Each month will be a different theme, and young carers can send in drawings, paintings, photos, pieces of writing or anything else that has been inspired by the theme! For this month’s competition theme and details click here. You can also find previous months winning entries here.
New: Virtual Book Club
We are excited to launch our first Young Carers Book Club! Each month we will share our book pick with you, and you can then either send in your reviews, or join a virtual meeting (via Zoom) to discuss the book and chat with other young carers. Click here to find out more about booking on and this month’s book!
You can also check out these other resources:
Joe Wicks ‘The Body Coach’ live P.E lesson every day 9 a.m on YouTube. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Herts Sports Partnership have a great list of different ways to get the whole family moving. Follow the link and scroll down, includes Kids Yoga, Disney Dance-Along and Premier League Primary Stars: https://sportinherts.org.uk/coronavirus/#
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust: #WildAtHome project
Scouts: The Great Indoors. Includes activities for age 6 – 14 year olds https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/
E-books: Audible are providing all children’s books for free
Travel the world’s museums from your sofa: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
Science experiments, Key Stage 1 – Key Stage 4: https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/resources/?type=at-home
Some celebrities are offering daily sessions on different subjects to help structure your day. Here’s what’s on offer:
9 am: P.E with Joe Wicks
10 am: Maths with Carol Vorderman
11 am: English with David Walliams
1 pm: Music with Myleene Klass
1.30: Dance with Darcey Bussel
2: History with Dan Snow (free for 30 days)
4: Home Economics with Theo Michales (Mon / Wed / Fri) www.instagram.com/theocooks