Learn Together with special supplement free with your Sheffield Star on Thursday

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Sixteen pages of learning activities for all the family – as well as tips and activities to support mental health, physical activity, healthy eating and more – will be free with tomorrow’s Sheffield Star, Thursday, May 14.

And what’s more, more than than 5,000 copies of the new home learning booklet for children, young people and families will be distributed across the city.

The resource has been put together schools across the city, Learn Sheffield, Sheffield Council and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and copies will be distributed through schools, food banks and volunteer networks for families with limited access to printers and the internet. The cost of the delivery are being met through sponsorship and this week 5,500 copies are being distributed – with plans to increase this to 10,000 from next week to meet the demand from schools.

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Nancy Fielder, The Star Editor, said: “It is wonderful to see Sheffield coming together to support our young people when they need it the most.

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“Not everybody has reliable access to the internet and we can not ignore that.

"The Star has played an important role in educating the city for more than 130 years so I am particularly delighted that we are still doing that in 2020."

Stephen Betts, Learn Sheffield chief executive, said: “We are so grateful to all of the partners and sponsors who have come together in the city to turn this idea into a reality in just two weeks.

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“Home learning brings so many challenges for everyone but especially families with less access to the internet and printing.

“We hope this will complement the support that schools across the city are providing for their communities and have something for everyone in the family.”

Coun Abtisam Mohamed, council cabinet member for education and skills, said: “This is a fantastic idea, bringing together the experts in education from across the city to produce something useful and supportive which can reach all our families and children.”