SCHOOL’S out for summer, but there’s still plenty of learning fun to be had thanks to North West Academies Trust.

The trust, which runs schools in Northwich and Winsford, has launched a virtual summer school packed with sports and activities to keep children entertained during the holidays.

Staff have drawn on their lockdown experience to create video-based projects and challenges all available at the touch of a button.

Pupils can access daily PE challenges, stories read by their teachers, art tutorials, music lessons and science experiments on this newly created website.

Steve Docking, CEO of North West Academies Trust (NWAT), said: “Our schools have put a huge amount of effort into homeschooling and staying in contact with all our children, and we wanted to make it possible for all children to access some of the activities.

“Parents and children have responded really well to the online learning platforms we set up during lockdown, and daily videos from staff are a lovely way to demonstrate specific lessons, read bedtime stories, show experiments and even have a joke together.

“We have loved seeing what the children have been up to at home and we’d like that to continue over the summer to keep children active and learning.”

Teachers have also recorded cooking tips, quick crafts, quizzes and music on the site, and there are also links to external sites such as BBC Daily Bitesize and Oak National Academy.

Children are encouraged to practice the new skill and aim to set personal bests. The site also allows them to post their attempts at the challenges and have them published.

In Northwich, NWAT runs Delamere Academy, Rudheath Senior Academy, and Weaverham Primary Academy, while in Winsford it runs Oak View Academy.

Visit NWAT Summer School to find out more, and following the summer school at @NWA_Trust on Twitter, including the hashtag #NWATchallenge