Mind, Body and Soul for all Ages

Lockdown brings many challenges for everyone.?? We have pulled together some ideas of things to do and to listen to during this testing period.?? It is a mixture ??? local initiatives as well as national ideas.?? Please feel free to contact us if you have other local ideas that might help us all get through the challenges of home working, home schooling, Easter Holidays, loneliness in isolation and more ?Ķ

For the Soul

Local Churches

St Johns Church, Hamilton is doing a live Zoom service on Sundays and also has a list of Audio Sermons on their website.?? Also you can follow them on Facebook.

Hamilton Old Parish Church also are doing a daily short webcast that is available on YouTube.

Drama Kirk are delighted to sday that they will be sharing a community celebration of The Passion of Jesus.?? The talented cast and crew worked tirelessly to record a small scale version of this wonderful script. It will be broadcast on Hamilton Old Parish YouTube channel when they would have been performing live.???? It will still be Good Friday. And we can still be together as a community of God’s people.?? Heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this possible.

National Broadcasts

BBC Radio 4 Daily Service

BBC Radio Scotland ??? New Sunday Service

BBC 1 Songs of Praise

For Fitness

Locally

Leisure in South Lanarkshire are doing daily exercise videos on their Facebook Page.

XerciseforLess has also got a series of videos for Home Workouts which are free to access even if you are not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

IC Tennis is a professional Tennis Coach(Iain Cannon) in Hamilton and he is doing regular videos to help children keep active and learn tennis skills at the same time.

Nationally

Joe Wickes is running a daily session at 9am and there is lots of other choices too ??? Yoga with Adrienne, 7 Minute Daily Challenge and more.

Education, Fun and Crafts

Locally

Juniors in Hamilton has launched a weekly timetable of online activities for younger ages which includes baking, crafts and singalongs.?? Videos will be live from 11am and can be accessed on their Facebook Page.

Children’s Activities in South Lanarkshire facebook page has lots of links to a variety of activities including the following to ActiveSchoolsSL on Twitter who are running daily challenges and to the Scottish Bookbug Website which has daily Bookbug sessions online.

Although the shops are closed at the moment, you can still buy Craft Sets, Books, Games and more to keep the family busy from nationals WHSmith and The Works.

Nationally

Visit Eleanor Bowmer???s website to find free printable copies of some of her iconic prints for colouring-in fun.

Visitor Attractions ??? virtually

Easter Holidays are not going to be normal this year either but help is at hand with Virtual Tours and Live Action from some of our best loved attractions.?? Here is a wee list of some in Scotland but check out what London Museums are doing too.

Glasgow Science Museum

National Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh Zoo

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Games & Audiobooks

Free Children???s Audio Books| David Walliams free daily books!

Comedian and children???s author David Walliams is releasing a free children???s audio book daily for the next 30 days. The audio book extracts will be released daily at 11am and will be selected from his ???World???s Worst Children??? book series.

MINECRAFT | Free Educational Lesson???s

Venture into digital worlds instead of the real one and find some of the best lessons from Minecraft: Education Edition in a brand-new Education category.

These educational worlds can be played on your own, with your kids, parents or friends. Safe from the comfort of your home, you can tour the International Space Station or even explore the inside of a human eye.???? All of these worlds are free to download through June 30, 2020.

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