What's on at home - 15th June

Week 9 - 15th June 2020

To help support the residents of the Wigan Borough with staying at home, we have put together our top five activities to do each week to make the most of your time and most importantly to have fun while staying safe at home.

You can follow updates of our What’s on at Home guide through our Facebook and Twitter page, just look out for the hashtag #whatsonathome.

Monday - Change4Life

Fitness and workouts

Change4Life is a public health programme which offers advice and help to families to make small yet significant improvements with eating well and moving more. The website has some great resources around food facts, recipes, activities, and weight management. They also have ideas for children to try and keep active every day. Even though this can be a difficult time right now, they have loads of Disney inspired indoor games and 10 minute Shake Up activities to encourage exercise while staying safe at home.

Tuesday - Artist Discussion Online

Painting, drawing

Are you interested in art? Liz Champan and Cross Street Art have organised Artist Discussion Online, for artists from all creative backgrounds to talk online about their artistic practice, discuss ideas and projects, get friendly advice, and network with other artists to feel encouraged and inspired through peer support. This event is on Tuesday 16th June, 7pm - 8:30pm, and will be done via Zoom, so you will need a laptop or mobile device. You can send in your ideas of topics to discuss, ideas or projects by emailing artistdiscussion@gmail.com.

Wednesday - Tea, Learn and Connect with British Red Cross

Communicating via tablet

British Red Cross hold a weekly informal virtual get together from 2pm – 3pm on Wednesdays, via Zoom meeting or over the phone. Aimed at people 65+, this is a great opportunity to connect with others and develop your resilience and coping skills. These sessions look at empowering participants to learn new skills and share their life experiences with others.

Thursday - Learn with the British Library

Reading book

The British Library is the National library of the UK and has lots of resources for all ages. If you access their discover and learn section, you can explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations with discovering children's books children, investigate the social, political and cultural context in which key works of literature were written, follow the evolution of writing, and more with their online exhibitions.

Friday - Science Learning at Home

Computer and office desk

Jodrell Bank Observatory is a world-famous radio observatory and UNESCO World Heritage site. For the last 75 years, the pioneering scientists and researcher have been at the forefront of their quest for understanding, and at the heart of ground-breaking discoveries and world-leading research. While their public facility is temporarily closed, they will be sharing learning resources and activities on their website including Lockdown Lectures, family activities and astronomy.

Looking for activities to do on the weekend?

Check out our What’s on at Home Weekend Guide for more ideas of how to have fun while staying safe at home.

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