Teachers talk lockdown

During the lockdown, teachers, as well as pupils, have been encouraged to try and fulfil the CAS ideals (Creativity, Activity and Service).

Mr Vecchio, PE and Games

Are you finding any creative ways to adapt to day to day life during this period of isolation? 

I think keeping a routine is very important at this time, trying to do similar things at similar times of the day. For example, I do yoga or mobility exercises when I wake up, before going for my daily run. When I get back, I do a weights session before walking the dog and doing my session for my family. 

Not overly ‘creative’ but this is how I have been trying to keep some normality to my day-to-day. 

Are you managing to stay active? If so, how? 

Yes, I have been getting into running – I’m hitting 200km run since the start of lockdown today! As well as this I have been working on my mobility and being able to move better.

The ongoing pandemic is proving challenging for many, are you finding ways to help your community? 

I joined Tesco to help out stocking the shelves and delivering food for a short while. Within my family, I have been collecting shopping for both my grandparents as well as my household.

At home, I have been keeping the rest of my family active by leading circuit sessions every day to try and keep them active.

Mr Golightly, History

Are you finding any creative ways to adapt to day to day life during this period of isolation?

I’m researching two books I would like to write. The first centres on an Old Edwardian called George Warren who was killed in March 1945 after his Lancaster bomber was shot down over Bavaria (he may well become the subject of a film to be made by Elliot and Zander Weaver – both OEs) and the second is a longer term project for myself – a historical novel set in the immediate aftermath of the English Civil War. 

Are you managing to stay active? If so, how?

I have a cycle route round the lanes of north Worcestershire that takes precisely an hour to do. It’s been perfect weather and good exercise. Spring has never looked so good…

The ongoing pandemic is proving challenging for many, are you finding ways to help your community?

I volunteered as an NHS responder when the scheme was launched at the start of all this. It means you are on call to fetch prescriptions and the like for elderly or vulnerable people who are housebound. I’ve only been called on a few times, but it was nice to help out.

Author: Euan Elliott