Peek inside the locked doors of London's museums, and much more - Wednesday 13 May

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Here are lots of exciting activities for you to try with your family or at your school, and to share with your friends. Whether you're at home with your children, working from home or a key worker, there's something for everyone.

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Here's a selection of fun activities and learning opportunities...


Stop-motion animation

When we watch animations, we might not always consider the work that has gone into creating them.

See for yourself in this short movie all about how stop-motion animation is made featuring Nush Kishani Naanayakkara, BAFTA-winning animation director.

Learn more >

KS3 English

Key Stage 3 English – five activities to keep you on your toes with grammar

Oxford University Press has created five fun things to do with grammar during lockdown. Try these activities, with lower Key Stage 3 in mind.

Start now >


Kooth - advice and support for 11 to 18-year-olds

Kooth is a web-based confidential support service for young people which offers text-based conversations with qualified counsellors (available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10pm at weekends). The service, which is aimed at 11 to 18-years-olds, is free, safe and anonymous.

Learn more >


Make your own anime

Anime is a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterised by colourful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots.

Learn how to create your own with this easy step-by-step guide.

Get creative >

Closed Museums

Museums in lockdown

This series from the BBC takes you behind the closed doors of some of the nation's most famous museums during lockdown - giving unique access and insight into their exhibits - including the British Museum, Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

Take a look inside >

And remember...

Oscar Wilde

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

Oscar Wilde

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Coronavirus updates and advice

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Stay at home

More on staying healthy, happy and entertained at home

In addition to the highlights featured here, the council has put together a whole host of resources to help families and individuals stay happy, healthy and entertained while they spend more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From online Idea Store materials to educational activities, learning a new skill or hobby, taking a virtual museum or zoo tour, keeping fit or just having pure fun, we've got it all in one place.

More activities and resources >

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