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30/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Parents and carers, check out some home learning resources which are available from - including tips for creating your at home STEAM learning space 👇 https://t.co/dGKllRfcfL https://t.co/xVttdUT8Zy

23/05/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

Harris Academy Crystal Palace are looking for a Teacher of Mandarin... apply below https://t.co/EBZzrMGwSE

23/05/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to all students who took part in this fantastic event. Good practice for the virtual sports day after half term. Special thanks to and for organising. https://t.co/VLEE08JxYU

22/05/20

The HCACP Academy Newsletter for May is available here https://t.co/x72w3QsMsV https://t.co/atmyHqUQIm

20/05/20

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Syzmon, Muntaz, Abdullahi and Michael. You are . https://t.co/7IvQ8tmTxd

20/05/20

Some excellent geography work from Syzmon, Muntaz, Abdullahi and Michael in year 7 https://t.co/WKe3W21dcc

19/05/20

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How exciting for all new Year 7 students going to . It's the best place to be. https://t.co/q8cF1AwiuL

19/05/20

Hello! Do we have any of our new Year 7 students following yet? Welcome!

19/05/20

Learn all about the African Savanna with this great piece of work from Phoebe Yr 8. https://t.co/gwjh0GFVm3

19/05/20

HCACP student Simon cooking up a storm in the kitchen this week. https://t.co/72MDU6f8Il

19/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

We have created a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home📚 These resources have been identified by leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages 👇 https://t.co/8mUwBGkmQO https://t.co/D51XWnCUZf

19/05/20

Retweetd From World Class Schools

This is , and indeed legendary. https://t.co/NwLLEye5ff

18/05/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Looking forward to as many students getting involved in this as possible this week. All information has been sent to you on . https://t.co/ZucJUOtN4A

18/05/20

A truly amazing homework from the legendary Mr Appleton. Incredible artwork. https://t.co/PWKnPCM1up

18/05/20

A volcano made by Rafiq for Geography. Some great work being sent in despite the difficult circumstances. Keep it up. https://t.co/Xlb1ViGez5

17/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

is taking place 18 to 24 May 2020. Kindness is the new theme, in response to the outbreak💜💚 Find out more about ways to get involved👇 https://t.co/dSAee30HVG https://t.co/S179Df04k2

15/05/20

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Emmanuella, you know how to do homework! You are . https://t.co/SJ4XGgtHI5

15/05/20

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Favor, you are https://t.co/VfxzgoDCjP

15/05/20

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Aryenne, Pheobe, and Kaela, you are maths heroes. https://t.co/2XYvJutkAO

14/05/20

Some amazing entries to our VE day bake-off competition https://t.co/1yeGrHVLfZ

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Wellbeing at Home

Whilst HCACP is closed, it’s very important for you to check in with your mental health and wellbeing, especially during periods where you may be asked to self-isolate.

Why not use the resources below to help you check in with how you are feeling and use the suggested apps and organisations for support too.

The email info@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk will also be checked by the HCACP safeguarding team between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm during term time if you are worried and need to speak with us.


HCACP virtual assemblies

Every Thursday at 11.30am, we'll email students a link to our latest virtual assembly. Emails will be sent to students' school email account. You will then be able to view the assembly via SharePoint.

23.04.2020 - Stay Connected (Ms Cumberbatch)

30.04.2020 - Well-being and working at home (Mr Marillat)

07.05.2020 - Online safety (Mr Piper)

14.05.2020 - Mental Health Awareness week (Mr Ashwin)

21.05.2020 - We are HCACP (Ms Cumberbatch)

Remember if you would like anything in the an assembly, or have any work or enrichment challenges that you have completed and would like to send in to us, please email them to enrichment@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk.


Some things to try…

Now, more than ever, is the time to think about YOUR mental health. Here are some things that you could try. Do let us know what works for you, or if you have other suggestions.

Gratitude list. Whilst drinking your morning hot or cold drink, note down 10 things you’re grateful for. This only takes a minute but will energise you for much longer.

Routine. Without the need to get up and leave the house to go to school, sometimes our daily routine can be become imbalanced (in other words, we might stay in our PJs all day and eat cereal for dinner!). However, a solid routine should not be underestimated and has been scientifically proven to alleviate anxiety and stress. Find out more.

Exercise. There are lots of things we can do to release our endorphins to feel great and stay fit. There are loads of home workouts on YouTube that require no kit and can be done in your front room. The Body Coach has some great beginner low-impact workouts, advanced HIIT, and routines to do as a family.

Talk. Even if we can’t get out to see our friends and loved ones face-to-face, there are lots of opportunities to stay connected virtually.

Parents. Amazon are doing free audible books for children. Amazon has cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed. You can instantly stream a very wide collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help children continue dreaming, learning, and just being themselves. All stories are free to stream on desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using this link.

Finally, think carefully about your news consumption. It's easy to reach for your phone as soon as you wake up and be inundated with overwhelming global updates throughout the day. So, do consider how much news/social media/internet you consume throughout the day. Consider structuring it into your day (e.g. 10 minutes after breakfast to catch up on the daily events) and then turning it off for the rest of the working day.


Coping with anxiety

Zara Long, Mental Health First Aid Trainer, on how to cope with anxiety in this uncertain time.


How to talk to children about COVID-19 

Parents, the NSPCC has some useful advice about talking to children who are worried about COVID-19. Find out more.


Other sources of help

If you are feeling anxious, stressed, alone or overwhelmed there are safe, confidential places you can get support.


Koothwww.kooth.com - chat to friendly counsellors, read articles written by young people, get support from the Kooth community.

Mee TwoMeeToo app - whether you are worried about exams, climate change, global pandemics, or falling out with your best friend, don’t bottle it up. MeeTwo is a safe space where you can talk about your anxieties with people who are just like you. Free, safe, and anonymous, the MeeTwo app helps young people to help themselves, by helping other people. Join a community of 25,000 young people and stay social, in isolation.