During lockdown we developed a range of materials, resources and activities for schools, teachers, parents, children and young people to help keep creativity alive and learning interesting, while supporting wellbeing.

The content produced during this time is relevant in any context, and will continue to be so beyond Covid-19, but speaks very much to a time when we were all adapting and coping through unprecedented change and challenge. The fun and simplicity of the creative ideas and approaches within these resources resonated strongly.

Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters

Our Boredom Busters resources were designed to support families to get creative, have fun, and make the most of the school holidays, compiling free, engaging, fun and covid-safe activities.

Each week in the summer holidays we shared a roundup of some of our favourite arts and culture activities to help keep families entertained. We encouraged people to stretch their imaginations, explore the natural world, make positive change and celebrate their community.

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Learning Under Lockdown resources

This series of blogs and resources written by teachers and cultural sector partners shares tips and advice on working during covid 19, and forms part of our Reset programme of support.

Though COVID-19 has caused huge disruption to our lives, our professions, and our learning, it is important to remember that we are resilient, strong and good at what we do.

We know that we can adapt and work differently, move quickly and innovate. Let’s take this chance to reset and move forward with what we know works, leave behind what doesn’t, and introduce new ways of working, together.

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Keeping Creative at Home

Our Keeping Creative at Home blog series was designed to help teachers and parents support their children through lockdown.

Responding to the pressures being faced by home education, the activities in the series were designed to be fun, creative experiences but there was also potential for learning in all of them, getting imaginations working.

We’d like to thank all the practitioners and organisations who generously contributed to this series, and Greg Klerkx and Sarah B Davies for curating it.

We love this series of fun #creative activities & experiences for children(& adults) put together by the fantastic team @A_New_Direction

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Coronavirus Support for young Creatives

Advice and guidance from A New Direction's Create Jobs team.

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