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Guidance issued for student activities during storm

The Government has issued advice to parents of public schoolchildren on studying at home (Image supplied)

The Government has provided parents with guidance on educational activities for public schoolchildren who will be learning from home during Hurricane Lee.

Public schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday because of the storm.

A government spokeswoman said: “Understanding that hurricanes often induce feelings of anxiety and worry, we wish to support students and parents in safeguarding their physical and mental health and wellness over the next two days.”

Parents of preschoolers will be given “Beginning of the Year Curriculum” learning activities that align with this week’s lessons, including discovery and exploration.

Primary school pupils are encouraged to spend time over the next two days reading from their home libraries and journaling about their experiences during school closure.

Middle school students are asked to carry out independent reading and Read Alouds, review and reflect on the back-to-school workshops and sessions, DreamBox and review of multiplication tables. They should also be encouraged to journal their experience during the storm and safely engage in indoor and outdoor activities as appropriate.

The spokeswoman added: “In addition, students should be reminded of their mindfulness activities, which are useful for de-stressing.”

Senior school and Success Academy middle and senior students will engage in independent activities to facilitate their learning during the two days off campus.

Activities for senior school and Success Academy middle and senior students

• Completion of any homework already assigned by the teacher

• Journal writing (at least two entries that are 150 to 200 words in length)

• Independent reading activities (Evidence — a summary paragraph from reading 150 to 200 words in length)

• Track the storm and provide written evidence of the environmental, mathematical and geographical impact of the storm

• Students should create a budget relating to the household costs for preparing for a storm, the associated costs to the island and the impact it may have on businesses

• Students should create a song, rap, dance or poem that can be linked to their experience during Hurricane Lee

• Wellness activities

The spokeswoman added: “Students should be prepared to share their reports/writings during advisory on return to the school campus.

“Parents of Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy students are being asked to practise/review functional and daily-living skills while students are at home during the hurricane.”

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Published September 14, 2023 at 7:54 am (Updated September 14, 2023 at 7:54 am)

Guidance issued for student activities during storm

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