Hybrid Hospital Learning during Covid-19
The impact of being exposed to Covid-19 on already chronically sick children can be catastrophic. As schools return to the classroom it is essential that we keep this highly vulnerable cohort of children and young people as safe as possible whilst maintaining and progressing their education. To do this we have been adopting a hybrid learning approach (face to face and online learning) in our classrooms using a variety of online apps and internet-enabled devices to facilitate Anytime, Anywhere Learning during the Covid-19 lockdown. This has proven to be very successful and we have managed to keep our pupils, from across our different sites, motivated, engaged, following the National Curriculum, learning, and having fun!
How to reach more children?
We now urgently need your help to extend this capability by purchasing additional laptops to provide learning opportunities across our multiple hospital sites enabling those ward-based pupils, and pupils self-isolating at home who cannot access school, to participate and collaborate in lessons with their peers and teachers and not be left behind. We also have a need to equip our brand new hospital school premises with hardware and networking capability (we had to vacate our previous site at short notice due to Covid-19 infections control measures) and be ready to respond to a potential second wave of Coronavirus which would necessitate further isolation and a return to greater use of online learning.
Please spread the word and help us!
Our bid is to help fund additional laptops, iPads and internet connectivity, and to be able to extend learning opportunities for hospitalised and clinically vulnerable patients at our new school site in Bayswater and across our multiple hospital school sites in London (e.g. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, St. Marys Hospital, Brompton Hospital, Portland Hospital, Collingham Gardens and the Lavender Walk mental health unit)
There are only a few days left to help raise much-needed funds, so please donate and spread the word on your social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, etc.) with your friends, family and colleagues. Every £ raised really does make a difference! If you can't donate at this time please do try and share our appeal.
Let's do everything we can to ensure that this group of medically vulnerable children and young people can study safely, free from the risk of infection, and receive the necessary educational input and support they so urgently need and richly deserve.
Thank you so much!
FCCHS Fundraising Team.