Resources

Mentoring is not just about talking but is also about having some fun and chatting as you go. On this page you will find some resources to help you.

Video Conferencing

If you are Telementoring, Video Conferencing is a great way to keep in touch when you can’t physically get together. Providing parental consent has been given and the Mentee is over 11, then a Mentor can establish the connection via the Parent and then they can have a mentoring session. For children under 11, then the Parent should remain within earshot of the conversation.

There are many choices:

  • Zoom Video Conferencing – Press Here
  • WhatsApp
  • Google Hangouts
  • etc

Which system to use will depend on the facilities that the Mentor and the Mentee’s Parent have at their disposal.

Here are some ideas of things to do when Mentoring:

  • How one Mentor made a Lockdown Diary with their Mentee!.Click on the image to see!

  • Make Your Own Board Game –  Downoad this Powerpoint File
  • Playing Pool – try this link
  • Quizzes
  • Hangman – try this link
  • Battleships – try this link
  • Scrabble – see link to download
  • Noughts & Crosses – 3 x 3 or 3 x 3 x 3 or 4 x 4 or 4 x 4 in 3D!!!! – click here
  • Thinking outside the Box – try this link
  • Making your own Egyptian Hieroglyphics – try this link
  • Make your own VE Bunting – try this link

Calming Techniques & Games

Here are some calming techniques and some other games below from Childline – interactive and helpful – watch the balloon float away! Click Here

Luton Borough Council…

…have posted some ideas and stay at home activities – see here.

Activities for children…

(including some you can do with stuff that you are likely to have at home): https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Autism & Aspergers…

… Autism Bedfordshire have a number of ideas on their website… see here

… Autism Teaching Strategies – PRESS HERE

Feeling Bored …

For those of you who like a bit of structure in your lives; here’s what various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free daily to help with their education while schools are closed:

9.00am – PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
10.00am – Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
11.00am – English with David Walliams – here
12.00pm – Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) – here
1.00pm – Music with Myleene Klass – here
1.30pm – Dance with Darcey Bussel – click here
4.00pm – Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)

Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests – click here
For your older kids, here are 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels: click here
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As more Resources are made available they will be posted to this page.