We are faced with testing and uncertain times and now face the prospect of being isolated from wider society for the foreseeable future. However, there are plenty of things that you can do to turn your self-isolation into self development.
This page will provide you with links to useful resources to keep the mind and body active whilst you are indoors.
Maintain a routine. Stay connected. Stay safe.
Make a Mug, Make a Difference
Royal Crown Derby are running a competition for young people to design a mug that celebrates the NHS. The winning mugs will be produced by Royal Crown Derby and all profits will be donated to the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal. The two prize winners will also take a tour of the Palace of Westminster and will also visit the V&A Museum where their mugs will be exhibited.
Learn and play with the library
Hampshire Libraries are organising a series of fun interactive online events while their buildings are shut For adults, there are Live Craft, IT help and Health & Wellbeing sessions and for children there are live and recorded Storytime readings, Baby Rhyme Time and Code Club classes among others.
Tone up with daily at home workouts
Joe Wickes is a popular YouTube fitness guru, his channel shows you exercises for everyone age 1 - 110
Keep your brain active with online games
Try your hand at our crossword challenge
Test your general knowledge with these fun quiz websites
Play chess with people around the world
The Daily Mail has various online games including bridge
Brush up on your language skills with these apps
Learn about the world through documentaries
Catch up with your friends and family
Enjoy world-class theatre online
the National Theatre is bringing the stage to the screen by streaming several iconic plays on YouTube every Thursday.
Visit the Zoo
Marwell Zoo has installed webcams so you can still see your favourite animals in action - a great way to entertain the children for over 30 seconds.
Edinburgh Zoo also has a webcam for a different collection of animals.
Tour your favourite museums and galleries
The Guardian has listed 10 of the best homes of history and art where you can take a virtual tour.
Get out the popcorn and watch some classic films
Hampshire County Council’s Wessex Film and Sound Archive is launching ‘100 Days of Film’ – an online project enabling people, including those with dementia, to enjoy local film archive footage spanning from the 1910s to the 1970s. Starting from 2 April 2020, film clips will shared at 9am daily via the Archive’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/
Explore the South Downs’ amazing art, history and culture
A fascinating collection of digital assets, ranging from the delightful diaries of a founding father of natural history to a virtual tour of an iconic 17th century house, are available for the public to enjoy. https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/digital-delight-explore-south-downs-amazing-art-history-culture/