I'm sure that because we are all at home lots of you, like me, have been watching more videos and movies than you usually do! Games, movies and videos can be a good distraction and entertaining for while but it's still really important to switch off from screens every now and then too. Remember to limit your screen time if you can and move around either inside our outdoors (keeping distance from other people around you of course)!
Here's a good challenge I found which you can use in between breaks. You could start with spelling your name then maybe the title of the book you're reading or you're favourite food etc.
Also, here is a link to the 'Headspace' Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Getsomeheadspace Their app is also available free to download on Android and Apple devices. Their videos are a great way to relax and calm your mind if you are feeling worried, anxious, bored, angry, confused or if you just want to try something new! You can watch and listen alone or with others, they have lots of different types of meditations for you to try!
For those who haven't seen it already, I wanted to share this competition with you because I think it is a really great opportunity for you all! John Boyne (author of 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas') is holding a competition for children to share short stories they have written with him and five other Irish authors. The competition is open now until NEXT WEDNESDAY at 5pm and is open for children aged 6 - 18 years old.
There are three categories in total (6 - 10 year olds, 11 - 14 year olds and 15 - 18 year olds) so if you enter a story to the competition, you will be in the 11-14 year old category. Your story cannot be over 300 words, but it can be less than that. I would aim for between 190 - 300 words if I were you! For more information, have a look at the website here: https://johnboyne.com/short-story-competition/
And lastly, earlier this week I was able to visit the school to collect some books and I took some pictures of the daffodils and butterfly-friendly pollinators we planted last Autumn that are finally in bloom! Not the best quality photos, but if you look closely you can see the purple pollinator flowers. Can you try to research the names of them?
Happy Friday and enjoy the sunny weather if you can get out for a walk :)