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Children across the region are having to adapt to learning from home as schools have been forced to close to pupils except those with special circumstances.

As these photos sent in to us demonstrate, students are certainly excelling at getting on with their school routine at home.

Local schools have been encouraging pupils to make use of online resources for their core subjects, while also taking time to exercise since there are no regular PE lessons at the moment.

Sent in by a mother whose daughters attend St Martha's Primary school and Springwood High School. No names provided (32505890)
Sent in by a mother whose daughters attend St Martha's Primary school and Springwood High School. No names provided (32505890)

One parent, whose two daughters attend St Martha's Primary school and Springwood High School, said both schools have provided enough materials to keep them both busy from 9am to 3pm on weekdays. Both of the parents are key workers but the pupils can still work at home using these materials.

She said: "We started straight away from Monday with a routine in our house to get homework done. But straight after breakfast every day the girls love training with Joe Wicks on YouTube as PE lessons that is giving them endorphins.

"They are missing teachers, friends, however they try to catch up with friends on Facetime in the afternoon so they don't feel so alone."

Frans Schuurink, aged 4, sent by Tracy Hartmann (32506658)
Frans Schuurink, aged 4, sent by Tracy Hartmann (32506658)

She advised all parents to stay at home, stick to a routine, make time for exercise and keep in touch with friends via social media.

Danielle Kirk's son Tristan-James, aged 6, has a learning theme for each weekday, including "Forest School" on Wednesday and "TJ the Zookeeper" on Thursday.

She said: "He has absolutely loved learning at home, instead of doing blocks of learning we're doing theme days. I've made an Instagram with a massive Google Drive link full of free resources, it's @inspirationforisolation.

Tristan-James, 6, sent in by Danielle Kirk(32507221)
Tristan-James, 6, sent in by Danielle Kirk(32507221)

"Learning isn't just sitting at a desk, there's so many opportunities to learn with play!"

Andrew Gedge, assistant principal at the College of West Anglia, said: "The College of West Anglia has moved successfully to support our students remotely.

"We have always had a really successful Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and Student communication tool that enables learning beyond the classroom.

The Johnson family from South Wootton. Joshua 11, Isaac 9 and Isla 7 had a cooking lesson via Candice Brown from GBBO live stream on Instragram. They made chocolate chip orange shortbread (32507680)
The Johnson family from South Wootton. Joshua 11, Isaac 9 and Isla 7 had a cooking lesson via Candice Brown from GBBO live stream on Instragram. They made chocolate chip orange shortbread (32507680)

"This VLE is well used by students downloading the app or accessing through the pc to engage with their staff members remotely."

College students also have video conferencing tools to contact staff for additional educational support.

Mr Gedge continued: "The course directors and student support teamers are equally as focussed on the support for students safety and welfare.

Lily-Marie age 4, sent in by Chloe Burton(32507673)
Lily-Marie age 4, sent in by Chloe Burton(32507673)

"We have had an excellent response from our fantastic teaching staff to move into this mode of delivery fully from Monday to provide as much as possible teaching, learning and assessment as usual.

"We are also supporting students of key workers and those identified on the vulnerable list with face to face teaching at our King's Lynn campus.

"Our Applewood Nursery is also stepping up to support those young children of key workers as part of our response to the Prime Minister's request."

Louise Price: Tyler aged 8,year 3 Gaywood Primary. His sister is going to be 2 on Saturday (32510052)
Louise Price: Tyler aged 8,year 3 Gaywood Primary. His sister is going to be 2 on Saturday (32510052)

Louise Page said her children had taken the time to make some posters to go inside a hamper for staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

She said: "These posters were made to go in some hampers and other goodies we made.

"They were taken up to the hospital for the staff to enjoy and bring a little bit of happiness to them."

Here's some of the work my children have been doing this last week, these posters were made to go in some hampers and other goodies we made and took up to the hospital for the staff to enjoy and bring a little bit of happiness to them, says Louise Page(32510025)
Here's some of the work my children have been doing this last week, these posters were made to go in some hampers and other goodies we made and took up to the hospital for the staff to enjoy and bring a little bit of happiness to them, says Louise Page(32510025)

Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures, and apologies if we missed any of you out.

We will be publishing the best ones in an upcoming edition of the newspaper.

To send in your own photos of children learning at home, email newsdesk@lynnnews.co.uk or message us on Facebook and Twitter.

Pictures of Rainbows are also welcome for a separate article!

Elena age 3, Skyla age 8 and Brady age 10 doing the Joe Wicks Youtube fitness sessions. They live in Lynn (32510010)
Elena age 3, Skyla age 8 and Brady age 10 doing the Joe Wicks Youtube fitness sessions. They live in Lynn (32510010)
Anonymous "I have two daughters one student at St Martha's Primary school and one at Springwood High School" (32513306)
Anonymous "I have two daughters one student at St Martha's Primary school and one at Springwood High School" (32513306)
Joanne Uttin: "My 2 year old experimenting with shaving foam. He painted the walls and the Wheely bins!"(32510021)
Joanne Uttin: "My 2 year old experimenting with shaving foam. He painted the walls and the Wheely bins!"(32510021)
Elinga and Emilis. Sent by Neringa Karulaitiene (32510546)
Elinga and Emilis. Sent by Neringa Karulaitiene (32510546)
Polly Anderson 8 with her art creation. Sent by Jo Price(32506637)
Polly Anderson 8 with her art creation. Sent by Jo Price(32506637)
Emilis, 7, sent by Neringa Karulaitiene(32510543)
Emilis, 7, sent by Neringa Karulaitiene(32510543)
They also made homemade pizzas from scratch too, Louise Page says. On the left in the purple apron is Scarlett and Hollie is in the white apron.Then on the right is Joel in the blue apron and Hayden in the red apron (32510060)
They also made homemade pizzas from scratch too, Louise Page says. On the left in the purple apron is Scarlett and Hollie is in the white apron.Then on the right is Joel in the blue apron and Hayden in the red apron (32510060)
Sent by Emma Emmerson(32510047)
Sent by Emma Emmerson(32510047)
Scarlett-rose's task was to paint a rainbow 🌈 and a poster to thank our NHS staff(32511939)
Scarlett-rose's task was to paint a rainbow 🌈 and a poster to thank our NHS staff(32511939)
Elinga, 10-years-old. Sent by Neringa Karulaitiene (32510541)
Elinga, 10-years-old. Sent by Neringa Karulaitiene (32510541)
Amelia and Olivia Donaldson. Making the most of the sunshine while working, says Amie Nicol who sent this in (32510056)
Amelia and Olivia Donaldson. Making the most of the sunshine while working, says Amie Nicol who sent this in (32510056)
Ryan of Howard Junior on his 9th birthday. Sent by Sam Reeve(32511800)
Ryan of Howard Junior on his 9th birthday. Sent by Sam Reeve(32511800)
Kerry Mitchell: "My boys doing their art work."(32512293)
Kerry Mitchell: "My boys doing their art work."(32512293)
Laura Bunting says: "Evelyn aged 10 and Farrah aged 6 eagerly doing some home schooling without any fuss" (32512581)
Laura Bunting says: "Evelyn aged 10 and Farrah aged 6 eagerly doing some home schooling without any fuss" (32512581)
Stanley Pyatt, aged 6. Sent by Matt Pyatt(32568142)
Stanley Pyatt, aged 6. Sent by Matt Pyatt(32568142)
Brady, age 10. Sent in by Emma Emmerson (32510041)
Brady, age 10. Sent in by Emma Emmerson (32510041)
My 6 year old doing his schoolwork with his best friend Spot the dog, sent by Lauren Doy(32568232)
My 6 year old doing his schoolwork with his best friend Spot the dog, sent by Lauren Doy(32568232)
Ryan pictured on his 9th birthday! He attends Howard Junior. Sent by Sam Reeve. Joe Wicks Youtube fitness lesson(32511796)
Ryan pictured on his 9th birthday! He attends Howard Junior. Sent by Sam Reeve. Joe Wicks Youtube fitness lesson(32511796)


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