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Home Education Guide

March 31st, 2020 | by Tom Harrow-Smith

Home Education Guide

With parents up and down the country faced with finding new ways to keep the kids entertained, we've put together some of the great online resources available from South Bank institutions. From digital exhibitions and collections from the Florence Nightingale Museum and IWM London, to fun activities and crafts from Shrek's Adventure and the National Theatre, here are just a few things for your little ones to explore and learn from.

  • Celebrate Florence Nightingale's 200th Birthday

    To celebrate her 200th Birthday, the Florence Nightingale Museum opened the Nightingale 2020 Exhibition at the beginning of March. Whilst you may not be able to visit in person right now, amazingly, their team have put parts of the exhibition online for you to explore.

    With Florence Nightingale's legacy as the 'Mother of Modern Nursing' more relevant than ever, now is a great time to explore her fascinating history. Did you know, for example, that it was her discovery of the importance of basic hygiene practices such as hand washing, was responsible for saving lives and preventing infections? With more facts and stories like this to discover, click the link below or check out further online teaching resources here.

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    Florence Nightingale Museum
  • Learn About SEA LIFE's Creatures

    If you have children who are crazy about all things under the sea, then why not encourage them to learn more by heading to SEA LIFE London's website. There is a dedicated section to meeting and finding out more about the types of inhabitants that call this South Bank aquarium home, from Gentoo Penguins, to fearsome sharks and the creatures of the Coral Reef.

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    SEA LIFE London Aquarium
  • IWM's Online Collections

    IWM London may have shut their doors temporarily, but that doesn’t stop you exploring some of their fascinating collections online that span 800,000 items. You can also discover the fascinating story behind the 'Camouflage Tree', one of IWM London's most unusual residents.

    With so many stories to read about and learn, if your children are learning about this era of history, there is loads to get their teeth stuck in to. With a dedicated IWM YouTube channel as well, they can also watch a wide variety of mini documentaries as well.

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    IWM London
  • Learn Some Language Starter Tips

    Fancy getting your children into learning a new language? With Morley College's YouTube channel, there's a dedicated section providing beginner tips on key phrases from several languages, including; Danish, Finnish, Korean, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Chinese.

    It's a great way to get a flavour of a new language and maybe get you on the road to learning more, who knows what lingual skills it might uncover?

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    Morley College
  • Crafting with Shrek's Adventure

    Who doesn't enjoy a bit of crafting every once in a while? With more time indoors, chances are you might be channelling your inner Blue Peter presenter sooner rather than later in a bid to keep the children entertained. If you need a little inspiration, however, why not head over to Shrek's Adventure on YouTube? Here they have videos on crafting, such as recreating Shrek's Swamp, complete with it's earn fizzing effects, or maybe get cooking in the kitchen with the Muffin Man himself?

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    Shrek’s Adventure! London
  • 'How to Make It' with National Theatre

    Speaking of arts and crafts, over on the National Theatre's YouTube channel, there are a series of 'How To' videos, even including one on making your own puppet using household items! And if your children are drama lovers and looking to channel their passion for acting, there's loads more to explore on the channel itself!

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    National Theatre

Find The Venues

  • 1 - Florence Nightingale Museum

    St Thomas’ Hospital
    2 Lambeth Palace Road
    London
    SE1 7EW

     

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  • 2 - SEA LIFE London Aquarium

    County Hall
    Riverside Building
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London
    SE1 7PB

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  • 3 - IWM London

    Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ 

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  • 4 - Morley College

    61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT

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  • 5 - Shrek’s Adventure! London

    County Hall
    Riverside Building
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London
    SE1 7PB 

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  • 6 - National Theatre

    Upper Ground, South Bank
    London
    SE1 9PX 

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