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Medicspot Hand Wash Challenge

Medicspot is calling all primary school children to share their creative ideas to help encourage frequent hand washing – the best way to keep yourself and others safe from coronavirus.

Find out how you can enter and win £500 for Millfields First School here: www.medicspot.co.uk/handwash

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Medicspot has launched its Hand Wash Challenge, a new initiative for children at Millfields First School to learn about washing their hands in a fun and creative way.

We’re asking primary school children to share their creative ideas to help encourage frequent hand washing. They could make a poster, film a video, record a song, do a science experiment or write a poem about handwashing.

The top entry will receive £500 for their primary school and 10 runner-ups will receive £100 for their primary school. This could go towards hand sanitisers, software, books, stationery, or anything else for your primary school. There will also be a downloadable certificate for every entry received.

Purple Mash - Online Learning

Follow the link below to access Purple Mash, our online learning environment.

Your child will have access to their username and password for Purple Mash. Teachers can set ‘2Do’ tasks for them to complete, and children can access a huge range of games and activities to support their learning in every topic!

What's on @WorcestershireLibraries

Worcestershire Library membership is free and enables access to exclusive digital content including online events and activities, e reference tools to support home learning and a digital library which is bigger and better than ever before; offering thousands of e books, e audio titles and e magazines to suit all ages and interests. Not a library member? Worcestershire residents can join instantly online with a digital membership.

Visit the links below for an overview of online events and activities, or to explore the digital hub further:

STEM Learning

Worcestershire Libraries continue to encourage interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) across their digital platform. Clubs now operating online are:

Lego Club – A new weekly Lego challenge is set every Tuesday, suitable for children aged 3-11 years . Join the Library Lego club Facebook group.

Coding & Computing Club – A fortnightly coding and computing club for 7-17 year olds and their families, exploring coding for all levels from beginner to advanced, utilising a variety of software and programming languages. Join the virtual coding and computing club Facebook group

Monthly Minecraft Challenges – Access monthly Minecraft challenges in our exclusive library Minecraft worlds! Suitable for all ages and abilities. A new challenge is set at the beginning of each calendar month. Join the monthly minecraft challenge Facebook club to learn more Please note – users will need an existing Minecraft account to access and the game does have an online chat facility so parental guidance is advised for young users.

Summer Reading Challenge

An annual reading challenge for children aged 4-11 years.

This year’s challenge is being delivered online, launching nationally on Friday 5th June. The theme is Silly Squad and will be focusing on the enjoyment of reading for pleasure; children will be encouraged to read anything that makes them happy.

They can read books available at home or via the library service – we will have a special ‘Silly Squad’ collection of books available to download from our digital library for children to read or listen on their digital devices.

Full details can be accessed from the national website from Friday 5th June 2020, by following the link below:

Online Family Learning Courses

A variety of online family learning courses are available to join free including ‘5 days of family fun online’,  ‘Book and Cook’ and ‘High School family crafts’.

To book your place, visit the link below: