TEACHERS across Oxfordshire confronted with the government-enforced lockdown have risen to the challenge and come up with new and inventive ways to keep pupils engaged in school work even from their bedrooms.

Working with Abingdon School and its science outreach organisation Abingdon Science Partnership, state schools have introduced remote learning opportunities for schools supporting key workers' children and for parents and pupils at home.

Teachers from Caldecott Primary School were some of the first to share ideas for crystal creations.

ASP co-ordinator Jeremy Thomas developed a set of science lesson plans for flexible use in primary schools with the ‘invaluable’ help of teachers at Caldecott Primary School and Sunningwell Primary School.

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As well as primary level resources, the online portal where the lessons are published also has many useful online resources for older pupils, all accompanied by reviews.

There is an all ages section with ideas for anyone interested in subjects such as astronomy.

Mr Thomas commented: "We may not be able to offer any hands-on workshops or activities for the foreseeable future, but we are determined that all the valuable work and expertise built up over the past five years is instantly put to use in supporting anything science-related that we can do remotely with our partners."

The resources can be found online at abingdonsciencepartnership.org/useful-links