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Extending learning

In our curriculum vision statement we say that we want students to have 'an appreciation of human creativity and achievement'.  There are a multitude of ways that you can extend your learning about this; you might use educational resources online, do additional reading on a topic, watch documentaries, theatre productions and films, or take a virtual tour of a gallery or museum.

On this page you will find links to lots of these resources.  We encourage all students to try as many as they are able; doing these activities will help your general knowledge as well as supporting you to know more about particular topics.

Some of these resources may require a payment; please speak with an adult before following such links.

You might want to start by joining one of our clubs.  Go to the 'Clubs and activities' page to find out more. 

Camden Youth Council

Camden Youth Council has announced that they will be working with The Black Curriculum to bring a fascinating series of free online (Zoom) modules on Black History - covering Migration, Politics and the Legal System, Art History, Land and the Environment - to Camden children and young people (primary and secondary ages) starting from Thursday 15 October. More details on Camden Rise website here.

Somers Town: our local area

Somers Town is rich in history, and the Somers Town History Space is the perfect place to start to find out more.  There are lots of opportunities to find out more and get involved.  

You might also find this Wikipedia entry of interest.

General support

The BBC has launched the most extensive learning resources in its history.  BBC Bitesize Daily, BBC Daily Online and BBC Four have resources tailored to students from Years 7 to 13 (and primary pupils as well), in addition to their  usual BBC Bitesize resources.

The Oak National Academy has set up an online classroom to provide access to a range of lessons by year group and subject.

Try to earn yourself all eight coveted BBC Blue Peter badges by completing a range of challenges.

Century is the tried and tested intelligent intervention tool that combines learning science, AI and neuroscience.

Find out interesting facts and take quizzes with encyclopaedia maker Dorling Kindersley's DK Find Out!

Google Arts and Culture lets you explore the world's best art and culture for free, including tours of museums and galleries.

Take online courses with some of the world's best universities courtesy of Future Learn.

Explore the more than 100 organisations that make up the Knowledge Quarter, one of the greatest knowledge clusters anywhere in the world!  Regent High School is a very proud member of the partnership.

OpenLearn provides free online access to Open University courses; use it to learn something new or extend your existing knowledge!

The RSA encourages the release of human potential to address the challenges that society faces.

Improve your learning prowess with Seneca.

Storymaps create videos on all sorts of different topics.

Use the amazing resources of TEDEd to find out about a whole range of topics.

Use Twinkl to find resources for a whole range of subjects.

Want to watch smart videos for curious minds of all ages?  Take a look at The Kids Should See This.

Careers research

BBC Bitesize careers has lots of information about the careers that might interest you.

Find out what it's like to work in the theatre industry through British Youth Music's series of BYMTalks webinars.

Founders for Schools, who work with schools and employers to provide up-to-date careers advice.

Read about Future First, who run our alumni network.

icould has lots of information and videos for you to watch, including real people reflecting on their jobs and careers.

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

Scope, the disability charity, is providing support for young people aged 16-25.

Start is a free website with lots of different resources for students to explore jobs and study options.  They also have a range of activities to help you with thinking about your future goals.

You've seen the posters around school, now visit the Success at School website to research where different subjects can take you.  They have produced this handy careers action plan template to help you with your research and planning.  They have also made their subject guides free to access.

Find out more about progressing on to university through the UniTasterDays website.  There's material there whether you're in Key Stage 3, 4 or 5!

The Camden Careers and Connexions service is offering a virtual drop-in for young people who want to talk to an adviser about jobs, education, training or apprenticeships.  The service is available from Mondays to Fridays, from 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-4.00pm.  Call 020 7974 7252 to speak to an adviser.

Creative activities

A New Direction has launched a weekly Keeping Creative at Home blog series.

Camden Spark, Camden's Local Cultural Education Partnership, has a whole page of their website dedicated to arts and cultural activities for children and young people.

Fantastic for Families is a website not to be missed.  Take a look at the wealth of creative activities to do at home.

Drawing Room's home learning resource, Rock Paper Scissors, has downloadable packs to help you to develop your drawing skills.

The Creative Resources website from Elevate Lambeth is packed with ideas to help develop your creativity and curiosity.

Minecraft: Education is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.

Learn a musical instrument by joining Myleene Klass online every day for Myleene's Music Klass.

Why not write your own poems and enter The Poetry Society's competition to find wonderful creative talent, the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award?

Our friends at the Roundhouse have lots of resources on their website to support your creativity.

Create your own computer games with MIT's Scratch website.

Use Stonewall's Frida Kahlo learning pack to find out more about this engaging artist.

The Anne Frank Trust UK is running The Anne Frank Creative Writing Awards 2020.  The deadline is 30 June.

Use TinkerCad to create 3D digital designs.

Cultural experiences

Musicals-maestro Andrew Lloyd Webber and Universal are showing free musicals every Friday at 7.00pm.

Did you know you and your family could be the subject of your own museum?  Use A New Direction's helpful online guide to creating a museum in your own home

Explore the vast collection of the British Museum, which is home to some 8 million objects from around the world.  This leaflet has been specially created to help you explore the British Museum while it is closed.

Sit back and enjoy a virtual tour of the Dali Museum.

The Guardian has created a list of the 10 best virtual museum and art gallery tours in the world!

Explore the beautiful works of art in the Guggenheim Museum's collection.

Kings Place is sharing free concerts every Wednesday at 7.00pm while they're closed. 

Visit the Louvre in Paris  without leaving the comfort of your home.  Explore the galleries online of the biggest museum in the world.

The Museum of London - the world's largest city museum - has a range of online activities and games to do at home.

Take online tours of Britain's National Gallery to see some of the most famous works of European art.

See images of some of Britain's most famous people by taking an online tour of the National Portrait Gallery.

Britain's National Theatre has a whole host of content online about how it creates its amazing productions.  You can also watch full-length plays for free at 7.00pm on Thursdays during the coronavirus closure.

Watch sumptuous productions from the Royal Opera House at 7.00pm on Fridays for free during the coronavirus closure period.

Watch Royal Shakespeare Company productions as part of BBC Arts.  Use the RSC's Shakespeare Learning Zone to delve into the world of the Bard's plays.

Immerse yourself in Sadler's Wells' free dance performances and workshops.

Indulge your love of the Bard with Shakespeare's Globe.

There's something for everyone at the United States' Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex.

Explore your creative side with Tate's online activities for children and young people.

Take an online tour of the Vatican Museum's immense galleries.

Current affairs

BBC News is the largest broadcast news operation in the world.

Keep up-to-date with news created for young people by watching BBC Newsround

Want to know the latest local news?  Read the Camden New Journal or the Ham&High.

Find out what's happening in business through City AM.

In existence since 1843, The Economist gives you 'the world at your fingertips'.  (Subscription needed to access full content.)

Need to know what's happening across London?  Read the Evening Standard.

Stay up-to-date with our local national newspaper, The Guardian.

The i newspaper is aims to provide news 'without the jargon or bluster'.

In a hurry?  Catch-up with the day's news with the Metro.

The Telegraph has been sharing the news for over 160 years.  (Subscription needed to access full content.)

The Times is Britain’s oldest national daily newspaper. (Subscription needed to access full content.)

Get active

Join Joe Wicks for his 9.00am 'PE with Joe' sessions.

Je parle des langues! / Hablo idiomas! / Ich spreche Sprachen!

Improve your French or Spanish, or learn a new language altogether with Duolingo.

Use Rosetta Stone for free during the closure period to improve your language ability.

Knowledge of the world

Big History examines our past, explains our present, and imagines our future. It's a story about us.

Use the British Red Cross's online kindness calendar and resources to think about how you can be kind to yourself and others.

Impress your family with your knowledge of the world with these Geography Games.

London Canal Museum lets you explore Islington's industrial heritage as well as finding out about 12 key objects from its collection. 

Numeracy and maths

Key Stage 3 students can use Carol Vorderman's The Maths Factor to develop their numerical skills.

Stonewall has produced a pack of maths problems to get you thinking numerically.

Reading, literacy, literature

Audible, the audiobook people, have made some of their audiobooks free for young people.  Find out which ones you can access for free here.

The amazing British Library has a range of online learning resources and activities to support you in English Literature and English Language, as well as History and PSHRE.

Join David Walliams at 11.00am every morning when he reads from one of his hugely successful books in his 'Elevenses with The World of David Walliams' slot.

The world-famous Hay Festival is running a virtual festival this year, including a Schools' Programme full of films and talks for your people.  It's all free, too!

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Harry Potter through the Wizarding World website.

The National Literacy Trust has made lots of literacy resources available for free.

Read the poems of our Year 9 students who worked with the Roundhouse on a poetry project earlier this year.

Visit the Regent High School Virtual School Library for even more literary links and recommendations.

Science galore!

Watch world-famous scientists including Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince talk about a range of different science topics through The Cosmic Shambles Network's The Quest for Wonder series.

The amazing team at The Francis Crick Institute is running an online Discovery Week this year.  Take a look at all the activities that you could do to become a scientist for half term!

Our friends at Global Generation have put together resources to help you to develop a Stay Home Garden

Take an online tour of NASA's Langley Research Center.

Science with Maddie and Greg is available to watch online every morning at 11.00am.

Take a tour or use the online resources from the world-famous Natural History Museum.

Unleash your inner medic or scientist by watching Dr Xand and Dr Chris's Operation Ouch videos.

The Royal Veterinary College runs a Teen Vet Club.  Sign up to be the first to hear about opportunities, events and activities.

Explore the Science Museum's collection, complete brain-teasing puzzles or learn about science with their range of science games and apps.

Visit the STEMettes' website to take part in their weekly programme of activities.

If you've got a garden or a balcony, here are some nature activities from the Woodland Trust that you could try.

Additional ideas during the coronavirus pandemic

See this motivational video from PiXL about how to spend your time wisely during the time school is closed.

Watch free, live, interactive lessons from inspiring teachers at AimHi.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TEDEd has launched TED-Ed@Home.

Create a pandemic diary: be inspired by writers such as Samuel Pepys, whose diary entries about the Great Fire of London and the Plague have helped historians today understand how people coped in a crisis.  Write or draw something every day to show how you are feeling, what you have seen or experienced.