GFS lockdown activities – Reporters Week

The way women and women’s stories are handled in the news often leaves a lot to be desired. Many outlets can be sexist, victim blaming and objectifying. The best way to change the way our stories are viewed is to … Continued

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GFS lockdown activities – Explorers Week

Just because we can’t leave the country right now, doesn’t mean we can’t dream! And with the right attitude, there’s plenty to explore, right in our own communities. Adventure is everywhere, so bring your bravest attitude and every ounce of … Continued


GFS lockdown activities – Gardening Week

It’s time to get your hands dirty to celebrate National Children’s Gardening Month. We’ve got a range of green fingered activities, most of which are suitable even if you don’t have a garden! Be creative – make your own bottle … Continued

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GFS lockdown activities – Engineering Week

Engineering sounds like an intimidating thing to start getting interested in, but really all it means is taking an interest in how things work. These activities are fun for all children, but are particularly useful for girls. A lack of … Continued

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GFS lockdown activities – Storytelling Week

Shedding a tear when your favourite character dies; being moved by a declaration of love, the shock of finally discovering whodunnit; cheering when a character finally gets what they deserve; laughing at plans gone comically awry. The power of storytelling … Continued

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GFS lockdown activities – Music Week

This week, we dive into the world of music. There is so much to discover and enjoy and for some, music can become a lifelong passion and source of comfort and self expression. So brace yourselves, it’s time to make … Continued


GFS lockdown activities – Children’s Wellbeing Week

We live in uncertain times and there is no doubt that they are having an effect on children. Children’s mental health charities are reporting increased frustration and anxiety in children, many are struggling to readjust to a new routine and … Continued

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GFS lockdown activities – Nature week

With time outside seriously limited at the moment, finding ways to make the most of what outdoor time you can have is important. Here are some of our ideas for brightening up your hour of daily exercise and bringing a … Continued

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GFS lockdown activities – Spies and code breakers week

There’s nothing cooler than spies and code breakers. They’re smart, stealthy, daring and mysterious. This week, flex your MI5 muscles and see if you can uncover some secrets in your home. Get active – laser maze Super stealth and insane … Continued

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GFS lockdown activities – Science Week

This week, we’re giving grown ups a break from creating their own science curriculum. These activities are fun, interactive ways of getting some learning in and are a great break from the books for everyone. At GFS, we know there … Continued