1 April, 2020
Ormiston Rivers Academy is supporting its local community by launching a Home Study Hub.
The Hub is accessible from the school website home page and is designed to support all students and parents across many levels, as well as raising a smile. The Hub includes learning support links and several bespoke revision guides to keep even the most dedicated learner busy for months.
There’s also the “Widen My Horizons” section, which is giving students the chance to take part in a range of activities from home. From free theatre productions to Photoshop tutorials, pupils are making the most of exploring the world from their own homes. Family members are also encouraged to get involved, and different challenges are being added daily.
Pupils and staff at Ormiston Rivers Academy are uploading onto its social media accounts daily to keep everyone updated. The Facebook and Instagram pages are filled with what everyone is up to, using the hashtag #strongertogether. So far this has included feeding sheep, topiary, live dance classes and DJ-ing. Meanwhile the “Small but Smart” pets’ corner is raising smiles as they collect pictures and witty captions of the local community’s pets to add to their gallery.
Ormiston Rivers Academy always puts a big focus on pupil wellbeing, and that is more important than ever during this period. The school has set up a hotline for students to access support, where a dedicated wellbeing First Aider can answer questions.
Ormiston Rivers Academy Principal, Emma Baker, said:
“In this period of uncertainty, I have been overwhelmed by the positivity of our students, staff and local community in how they are all supporting each other in various ways. Over the last week, our staff have taken food parcels to those families that need it the most and have written resources and work for students so they can keep up to date with their studies. They have been responding to the questions of students and parents with compassion and support.”