Less than six months after the visit to Nepal, the Covid-19 pandemic took hold and The Leys set up its own YouTube channel to facilitate home learning tasks. Here
Picture books, poems and short films, with themes linking to the Sustainable Development Goals, were placed onto our YouTube channel with a range of accompanying home learning tasks. An example being ‘Malala’s Magic Pencil’ which was narrated by our Headteacher and accompanied by a range of activities:
Examples of children’s remote learning work based on ‘Malala’s Magic Pencil’:
The success of the school channel prompted Dr Christie to create a separate YouTube channel for the 26 schools in the Stevenage-Nepal cluster.
The first film that was uploaded was a message of hope from the Stevenage teachers to their friends in Nepal:
Monthly Zoom calls were also arranged for the Stevenage-Nepal cluster of schools to ensure a strong link was maintained whilst students were not in school. The creation of the YouTube channel (and how to use it) was shared within the partnership and this has resulted in more than 50 short films being uploaded from a number of schools in the cluster.