Lockdown Learning

We are really proud to support over 1000 people to learn new skills every year. Right now it’s tough though. There is loads of stuff online to help you learn you things right now, but sometimes that can add to the pressure of keeping it together whilst physical distancing. Our sessions are still running but look a bit different nowadays. You can keep connected with the people you know whilst still challenging yourself to learn new skills at home.

Digital (see more detail) We has spent a few weeks training our amazing digital champions to use tools that mean that we can help people to learn computer skills whilst still at home. Ryan is now running 5 online sessions each week that you can join. We are also part of the Future Dot Now/ Good Things Foundation loan scheme which allows us to support people who do not have equipment at home. For more information email ryan@startpoint.org.uk  or phone 07537 127 095

Communiversity (see more detail) – Communiversity is a skills sharing programme run by Hayley. Last year over 300 people were involved in this fun and friendly adult learning programme. Communiversity has now turned into a club that you can join. Each week Hayley will email or text you with some ideas of things to learn that week and week in touch. To contact Hayley you can phone 07312 124 267 or email hayley@startpoint.org.uk

Family Craft & Cooking Challenge (see more detail)Nicola, like lots of parents, is feeling the pressure of homeschooling and getting a bit agitated by the perfect schooling social media posts. Because of this she is going to try out a few easy activities that don’t require you having lots of stuff in and tons of patience. They will be posted on The Starting Point Facebook Page every Monday morning and we ask that if you try them you post your pictures too, to inspire others. All activities will be archived at the bottom of this page. For more information you can contact nicola@startpoint.org.uk

Doorstop Depot – We know our community has a strength beyond each individual, so at a time of need we have set up two doorstop depots outside the homes of some of our Community Organising Team. On Bank Road in Bredbury & Woodlands Avenue in Woodley, we set up a free food points every Thursday afternoon. Initially providing bread, we hope to expand the options as time goes on. This is a provision where people take what they need when they need. For more information contact james@startpoint.org.uk or phone 07312 124 267

Continued support for Woodley & Bredbury COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group – On 14th March, our team set up the Woodley & Bredbury COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group on Facebook. We now have over 800 members. We have been set up to support people to stay safe and stay at home. We match neighbours with neighbours to do shopping, pick up prescriptions and offer friendly calls. Our phoneline is open everyday, for as long as it takes to get us all though this. The below video tells you more. You can call us 07312 124 267 or check in with us on Facebook.

We also produce a weekly Sunday playlist of songs nominated by our community. Listen to this week’s here >>

Archived Communiversity:

Lockdown Learning Week 1

CHICKEN AND PASTA BAKE

CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

COMMUNIVERSITY FOOD QUIZ

COMMUNIVERSITY GLOSSARY

LENTIL AND BACON SOUP

NAAN BREAD

PERFECT PASTRY

NATASHA’S POTATO CAKES

Lockdown Learning Week 2

CREATING COLLECTIONS

KAHOOT LEARNING

LEAK SOUP

USEFUL CONTACTS

WELLNESS ABBREVIATIONS

Lockdown Learning Week 3

COMMUNICATION CONCEPTIONS

EVERYDAY SPANISH PHRASES AND CUSTOMS

 
 
 
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Lockdown Learning Week 21

FACTS ON TEXTILES

JOKES

LOTS OF LOVELY LINKS

TEXTILE AND GARMENT RECYCLING

TEXTILE SOURCES ANS PROPERTIES

Lockdown Learning Week 22

JOKES

KAHOOT 22

LOVELY LINKS TO WOOD CRAFTS

TOP TEN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR ALL THE FAMILY

WOODEN HEART INSTRUCTIONS

Lockdown Learning Week 23

ORIGAMI FACTS

LOVELY LINKS TO PAPER CRAFTS

KAHOOT 23

HISTORY OF ORIGAMI

FANTASTIC PAPER FOLDING

Lockdown Learning Week 24

CRAFT WELLBEING

LOVELY LINKS

CRAFTING FOR COGNITIVE HEALTH

EXTENDING EMOTIONAL VOCABULARY

KAHOOT 24

STRATERGIES FOR SELF HELP

STRESS SQUIDGY INSTRUCTIONS

Lockdown Learning Week 25

LOVELY LINKS FOR CULTURE AND CUSTOMS

KAHOOT 25

DREAM CATCHER INSTRUCTIONS

DREAM CATCHER CONNECTIONS

CULTURAL CUSTOMS IN DECLINE

Lockdown Learning Week 26

COLOUR CHART

FOR HOME MADE DYES

FUN FACTS ON COLOUR

LOVELY LINKS FOR NATURAL PRINTING

MAKE YOUR OWN PAINT

METHOD FOR HOME MADE DYES

Lockdown Learning Week 27

ALTERNATIVE PUMPKIN DECORATIONS

KAHOOT 27

LOVELY LINKS TO PUMPKIN PERFECTION

PUMPKIN CAKE

FACT ABOUT THE POPPY

HOW TO MAKE A POPPY

KAHOOT ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

LOTS OF LOVELY LINKSPOPPY POEM

PUMPKIN FACTS

Lockdown Learning Week 28

WONDERFUL WAX ART

TRICK OR TREAT 

LOTS OF LOVELY LINKS FOR NOVEMBER

KAHOOT ALL THAT GLITTERS

EASY PEASY PARKIN RECIPIE

Lockdown Learning Week 29

FANTASTIC MACRAME FEATHER

HISTROY OF MACRAME

KAHOOT

MARVELOUS MACRAME

MACRAME MYTHS AND FACTS

LOTS OF LOVELY LINKS

Lockdown Learning Week 30

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS JOLLY JOKES

CHRISTMAS TREE TALES

KAHOOT CHOCOLATE CHAOS

LOVELY LINKS FOR CHRISTMAS

PINE CONE CHRISTMAS TREES