Students providing vital support during Covid-19

01 May 2020

Student and alumni teachers provide vital support during Covid-19 school closures

With the Covid-19 pandemic closing the school gates to the majority of pupils, students and alumni from the Faculty of Education have been getting creative to ensure children receive the teaching and resources they need to progress their education in these unprecedented times, as well as providing support to parents and the local community.

Megan Belt, a cricketing sports scholar at the University and a first-year student on the Foundation Degree in Physical Education and Physical Activity, has created a series of PE videos on Google Classroom, allowing children at home to practice the techniques, and send back videos of themselves to show their progression.

Anthony Lloyd, who also studies on the FD in PE and PA, led and ran a holiday club during the Easter break to provide activities for the children of key workers, allowing key workers to continue to perform their critical roles while the schools were closed for the holiday.

Megan Snipp, who graduated in 2018 with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education, has moved her Reception classroom online, uploading accessible work to the school website for pupils to complete, as well as setting up a Facebook page so she can still read the children all their favourite stories, just like at school.

Matt Wilson, who is in his second year of the FD in PE and PA, teaches at Tonbridge School, whose Sports Centre has been converted into a coronavirus assessment centre. Matt has been volunteering at the centre alongside his teaching role, and is helping to produce face shields for frontline staff at local hospitals, care homes and GP surgeries.

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