This post was published on 9th April 2020 Any references to self-isolation, travel or meeting others was accurate at the time of writing but the guidance may have changed since. Please always refer to the latest Government advice.
Recent Graduate Jo Adams is here to let us know of a few things to do to stave off the boredom:
From fitness to quizzes and theatre to discos, there is plenty of entertainment available online! It is important to keep entertained and to continue to feel connected to the world right now. There are thousands of live stream events, classes and concerts over the next few months to do just that. Here I will share some of my top choices with you!
Now you may have heard of this one already but Joe wicks is running PE lessons on his YouTube channel ‘The Body Coach TV’ at 9am every week day. This is a great one for the little ones but also might be inspiring for some PGCE PE teachers out there. So make sure you tune in to get your daily exercise.
If you’re looking for something a little more challenging take a look at your local gym’s social media and see what they may be offering. David Lloyd gyms are currently offering virtual workouts in boxing, HIIT classes, yoga and Pilates all on their David Lloyd Clubs Members’ app.
Still thinking about that fitness route, there are lot of dancers around the world who are turning to digital dance lessons. In fact, our very own Worcester Saints Dance Society are running classes in contemporary, street, tap and ballet. I am also told that they will be streaming classes for strength and conditioning, flexibility, technique and more! These are sessions are run by the amazing captains of each team and are open to anyone who wants to have some fun and learn a new dance in the comfort of their own home. Just head over to @uoworcester_saintscaptains on instagram to find out when each class will be taking place.
If you’re missing your evenings in the pub with your mates then make sure you take a look at Spectacular Quarantine Quizzes online. This website has themed quizzes from Star Wars to Disney to Friends. And if none of those take your fancy, they are willing to make bespoke quizzes just for you! However, if you’re still wanting to support your local have a look and see what they’re offering, you might even be able to win yourself some prizes!
A personal favourite addition to the live stream world is the National Theatre’s offer with their ‘National Theatre At Home’. Not only will the NT be providing the opportunity to watch “the best of British theatre” every Thursday on YouTube for seven days but you can also sign up to have access to a unique collection of works. To sign up you must be part of the education sector, whether that be a student, teacher, academic or similar. Once you have signed up you will be able to view 24 full filmed plays. This is not one to miss out on if you’re a theatre lover like myself!
We’d love to know what you’re watching on Live stream now! Is there anything you wish was on live stream that you haven’t found yet?