Sheffield company Twinkl offers free resources to schools amidst coronavirus

Sheffield business Twinkl has made all of its teaching and learning materials free for teachers, schools and parents to support learning at home amidst the coronavirus.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 12:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th March 2020, 12:01 pm

The global education publisher is providing free access to over 630,000 teaching and learning materials to support teachers, parents and carers as schools close or prepare to close as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

It will be sending out codes and sharing information on social media to allow people to gain access to the specially made resource packs which are designed for different age ranges and offer guidance on how to help children at home.

These range from activity sheets, information packs and interactive presentations to online educational games and videos, and cover all core subjects mapped to each curriculum in the UK.

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Jonathan Seaton, Co-Founder and CEO of Twinkl, said: “After hearing about the necessary precautions that are being taken at schools around the world because of the coronavirus, we recognised that our digital resources could help teachers, parents and children who may be unable to attend school.

“Our mission has and always will be to help those who teach and we know that we need to do this right now more than ever. The things schools, teachers, parents and carers are doing to help their children is incredible and we hope this will go some way towards supporting them.

“It is also so important to us that children have access to learning, whatever the circumstance, and continue to learn throughout this situation.

“We've already had an amazing response, with over 170,000 people using the code so far. We're so proud to see how this offer of help has already impacted so many. The help we are offering would not be possible without the continued support of our members and we would like to thank them for enabling us to provide this, globally.

“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the coronavirus.”

Teachers, parents and carers in the UK can get access to Twinkl by visiting www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and entering the code UKTWINKLHELPS.

Access will initially be granted for one month, but Twinkl says it is dedicated to extending this.

The company has created a guide for teachers and schools, which also has useful information for parents about how they can support children with home learning.

There is also a guide for parents and carers about how to use Twinkl.

So far over 170,000 people have accessed the resources, including 73,161 in the UK and over 30,000 parents worldwide.

Twinkl is continuing to contact schools, teachers and parents and carers across the world to provide support. You can find more information here.

Bespoke resource packs to support children learning at home can also be found here: