Monday, 23 November 2020

Turn Around are Recruiting Trustees

 Turn Around needs more Trustees to help it flourish and grow, so as to help more people. We welcome applications from anyone who shares our belief that everyone can and should be helped to realise their potential.

For more information please click here

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Need help with basic maths?

 Do you want to improve your basic maths? 

Or make sure there are no gaps in your knowledge?

Turn Around have developed a basic maths workbook for all students who want to progress in basic maths. The workbook is designed to help you progress at your own pace, has straightforward explanations of math methods, with examples and practice questions. Further support from tutors is available via online conferencing, email and phone, until we can meet again in person. You can download or print a copy here

If you prefer a printed copy of the workbook email Lynn at and a workbook will be posted to you. 

Monday, 19 October 2020

Early Half-term Break

 Turn Around is closed for an early half-term break from Monday 19th October

We will hopefully be back open at normal times from Monday 2nd November, if the London wide region is back to Tier 1/medium alert risk for Covid 19

Monday, 6 July 2020

Turn Around St Mary Cray Reopening

Turn Around St Mary Cray is reopening for socially distanced, in-person learning sessions. You will need to book in advance and follow our Covid Secure safety protocols whilst you are in the shop. Please call 01689835079 or 07794385553 or email to book an appointment. 

Student Josephine and volunteer tutor Joan, doing socially distanced guided reading.

Volunteer tutors are also available to support students by phone, email or online conferencing.

Turn Around's Covid Secure protocols can be viewed here

Monday, 22 June 2020

Easy Fundraising UK Refer to Win Competition

We can help Turn Around WIN a £500 donation in the #easyfundraising Refer to Win competition! 
They’ll get a FREE entry each time a new supporter signs up before the 14th July! It only takes a moment and it's completely free, so please get involved if you haven't already!

Monday, 1 June 2020

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Advice and Resources for Wellbeing and Home Learning

Stuck at Home?

Here are some wonderful resources for home learning and advice for supporting wellbeing during this challenging time. Please share widely.

Updated 04.11.20 

Learning Curve - fully funded level 2 online courses

The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition for Young People

Love Reading 4 Kids - home schooling tips

Love Reading 4 Kids - ways to cope with anxiety

World of David Walliams - fun activities for kids

World of David Walliams 'Elevenses' - free 20 minute daily audio story at 11 am

Konnie Huq - STEM resources and experiments

Konnie Huq reading from 'Cookie' and creative writing tips.

Draw with Rob Biddulph - Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am

Forestry England - learn explore and play

Macmillan Dictionary - fun learning activities

Macmillan Dictionary - word searches and quizzes

Center for Puppetry Arts - live-streaming shows and workshops on Facebook

Woodland Trust - common bird songs and calls

Woodland Trust - woodland walks podcast

Ben Rothery Illustrator - beautiful wildlife colouring pages

The Resident - local mutual aid and volunteer groups by London borough

Life at No.27 - resources about the natural world

64 Million Artists - Do Think Share - daily creative challenges

BBC Bitesize – curriculum based learning for all ages and all subjects

Andy Seed - Anti-boredom activities

The Sacred Isle - Storytelling - The Girl, the House & the Gumblebump

Gutenberg Library – 60,000 free e-books

Internet Archive National Emergency Library free archived books that were not previously in digital form

Anne Frank Poetry Award 2020 - call for entries

Kids! Can you invent a Superhero?

TES - Free home learning and teaching resources

Words for Life - keeping kids fit and improving literacy

Ancient Tree Inventory – Maps and records of ancient trees

COVIBOOK - a free book by Manuela Molina to help children under 7 cope with stress & anxiety

Staying Mentally Healthy by Julie Barry Wellbeing Practitioner, Bromley Y

WHO Advice for helping children cope with stress during Covid 19 pandemic

The Washington Post - The Little School Mistress by Jean-Siméon Chardin – a painting about the connection between student & teacher

Guardian Technology - 20 fun learning apps for stir crazy kids of all ages.

Goodnight With Dolly – Bedtime stories from the Imagination Library, read by Dolly Parton

Smithsonian Museum Open Access Lab - free to share digital resources

Woodland Trust - fun indoor and outdoor activities for kids

NASA at Home - virtual tours of the ISS and exo-planet excursions

British Museum Online - travel back through 3000 years of Egyptian history

Wildlife Trust - looking after yourself and nature

Ability Net - training and advice for disabled people, carers and employers

TES news - campaigns by students and colleges to support COVID 19 response

Librivox - free public domain audio books

Yorkshire Museum - online galleries and learning resources

Groundwork UK - supporting families and young people to stay active

Teach Primary - download free home learning resources