Easter ideas and activities

Emily Packham
24 February 2021
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With the Easter holidays fast approaching, we've put together at a selection of activities to help keep you all busy over the break, whatever the weather!

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Want to hit the ground running?

Clare Jenner
24 February 2021
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We are really aware of how much you’ve got on your plates at the minute, but we are also conscious that when you are able to get up and running again, the schools are going to need you more than ever, not just for fundraising, but for building the community again too. There are lots of things you can be doing now, that can help you while you’re not busy organising events, obviously in between working and home schooling!

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More thoughts from the kitchen table...

The Private Parent
19 February 2021
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The next installment in our parent's home/school/work life - this week, we hear about virtual parents' evening at secondary school and some music and games to relax with.

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Lockdown Activity List to help keep children active during half-term

Vicky Ford MP
13 February 2021
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The half-term holiday is upon us and we know parents and carers have been going above and beyond with the challenging task of keeping children entertained and active at home. The government wants to support parents, carers and families even further which is why today, Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford is launching the 'Lockdown Activity List' to provide primary-aged children with a list of suggested activities, all of which can all be done in a lockdown-friendly way over the February half-term.

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Parents' views inform the way forward - alternative arrangements for awarding qualifications in Northern Ireland in 2021

Department of Education NI
12 February 2021
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Examinations set by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) were cancelled at the start of January due to the worsening health pandemic. On 2nd February the Minister announced the way forward on alternative awarding arrangements for 2021. Prior to the announcement, with the help of Parentkind, officials of the Department of Education met with parents of young people in Years 11 to 14. Their views on the proposed arrangements were listened to and acted upon to help ensure the arrangements going forward meet well the needs of our young people.

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