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Extra Curricular While Social Distancing

While academic learning is important during this period of working from home, we must also appreciate that while social distancing, we should encourage students to also engage with activities away from their formal learning (Google Classroom, Tassomai, Hegathy Maths etc).

Below is a list of activities that students and their families can do while social distancing. These include events that are taking place at specific times like Joe Wicks' morning PE lessons or others that can be done at anytime (a virtual museum tour for example).

While we will work at updating the recommendations on this page each week, our twitter account (@WalthamstowAcad) will tweet activities that are happening on each day of the school closure. Please do follow us on twitter to ensure you do not miss some of the wonderful activities available. Please share any ideas or events with us @WalthastowAcad on twitter so that we can share them with the rest of our school community.

In addition to the list of activities below and those shared on our twitter page, below you will find a list of useful websites with even more social distancing ideas and our very our 'Go Create' pack of ideas which our Art and Design department has put together. A new 'Go create' pack will be uploaded each week for new things for you to try at home. 


Time if applicable



Joe Wicks live PE lessons



Maths with Carol Vordeman



Reading with David Walliams



Jamie Oliver’s lunch time cooking class


www.jamieoliver/getkids cooking

Music lessons with Myleen Klass



History with Dan Snow



Virtual tours of landmark in UK



Virtual tours (Worldwide)



Live stream the Northern lights (Canada)



Live African Safari



Disney World experience



National Museum of Natural History tours (Washington DC)



Origami for beginners



Yoga for beginners



National Theatre Thursday streaming



Audible (audio books) free 30-day trial



Amazon free children’s book



Royal ballet free streaming



Paper models of London landmarks (requires printing)




Additional Websites:






WA Go Create - Summer Issue Wa Twitter Feed
Sixth Form Bulletin  
Maths and Numeracy  
Puzzle A Day - Week 1 Puzzle A Day - Week 1 Answers
Puzzle A Day - Week 2 Puzzle A Day - Week 2 Answers
Puzzle A Day - Week 3 Puzzle A Day - Week 3 Answers
Puzzle A Day - Week 4 Puzzle A Day - Week 4 Answers
Puzzle A Day - Week 5 Puzzle A Day - Week 5 Answers


WA Go Create - Week 12.pdf 4892KB WA Go Create - Week 12
WA Go Create Enrichment Issue 13 DT v3.pdf 2225KB WA Go Create - Week 13
WA Go Create - Week 11.pdf 4628KB WA Go Create - Week 11
WA Go Create - Week 10.pdf 2040KB WA Go Create - Week 10
WA Go Create - Week 9.pdf 1855KB WA Go Create - Week 9
WA Go Create - Week 8.pdf 2404KB WA Go Create - Week 8
WA Go Create - Week 7.pdf 1445KB WA Go Create - Week 7
WA Go Create - Week 6.pdf 2607KB WA Go Create - Week 6
WA Go Create - Week 5.pdf 1108KB WA Go Create - Week 5
WA Go Create - Week 4.pdf 2632KB WA Go Create - Week 4
WA Go Create - Week 3.pdf 1765KB WA Go Create - Week 3
WA Go Create - Week 2.pdf 2514KB WA Go Create - Week 2
WA Go Create - Week 1.pdf 2681KB WA Go Create - Week 1

Extra Curricular

We offer an extended Academy day including a breakfast club, lunchtime activities and a wide-ranging after school extension and enrichment programme. Students throughout the Academy have opportunities to take part in a range of activities enabling them to learn from different people and try things they never thought possible. Through these, students develop high order teamwork and leadership skills. Students of all ages hold positions of responsibility and serve the community. We have an active Academy Council made up of students from each form. This involves all students in consultation and contributes to Academy improvement planning.



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