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Welcome to the UK Virtual School blog. Here you will find information on what’s going on at UK Virtual School, tips and advice for home educating families and thoughts from Syd (our founder). Have a browse through, comment and share with your friends and family.

A Journey of Faith and Self-Discovery

A Journey of Faith and Self-Discovery

So much has been happening around us. On most days, there's very little time for peace and quiet. But Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr takes us away from all the noise, allowing us to reflect, immerse, and be one with our faith. Ramadan is the...

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Changes in September 2022

Changes in September 2022

With a new academic year on the horizon, the days and months leading up to September 2022 will be quite fast-paced. Our past terms have been working exceptionally well, and over the past few months we’ve been going back and forth to see...

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Lessons From Passover

Lessons From Passover

Passover is a significant and symbolic holiday for Jewish families. It signifies the freedom of Israelites from slavery in Egypt. The term “passover” was coined based on the biblical events that happened when God unleashed 10 plagues...

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Journey to Excellence

Journey to Excellence

It feels so good to win something. Be it a prize for a contest, getting high scores on tests, or maybe snatching awards in a competition. That’s because winning reaffirms the hard work we put behind our success. Why do you think cheating...

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A Trip To Scotland

A Trip To Scotland

The existence of the Loch Ness Monster is probably one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in the world. Said to reside in Scotland’s vast Loch Ness, the phenomena around this monster has practically been adopted in Scottish culture. In...

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The Overwhelming Feeling: Anxiety

The Overwhelming Feeling: Anxiety

Mental health is an important aspect of our well-being. Sadly, there are still a lot of misconceptions about it. We take it for granted and it isn't as widely discussed as our physical health. A good mental well-being is essential for us...

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Recognising Excellent Services

Recognising Excellent Services

Since UK Virtual School was first established in 2020, we’ve always had the best intentions for families. Our school is built around children and different family lifestyles in mind. In fact, the initial idea for a flexible online school...

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Cultivating Innovation

Cultivating Innovation

Have you ever imagined what earth would have been like without the advancement of humanity? Without civilisation? How hard would it be to live without non-human, material resources? Without the tools and machines that made living easier?...

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Colours of Japan: Art-making Contest

Colours of Japan: Art-making Contest

It’s no secret that Japan is one of the most wonderful places to be in the world. The country’s rich culture is enough to keep tourists coming back. In fact, Japan ranked 4th in the 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report. And...

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Scoring Goals: Why It Matters

Scoring Goals: Why It Matters

Have you ever cheered for a football team? Perhaps you play the sport as well. What is it about their game that made you want to cheer for them to score the goal? Is it their strategy? Or is it their passion to win? Let’s flip the...

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Seeing the World Through Another Lens

Seeing the World Through Another Lens

Kids naturally have playful minds. It’s the reason why they ask a lot of questions! It’s what allows them to discover things on their own. It’s this innate curiosity that allows them to see the world around them. And we, as parents, are...

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New Year, Bigger Leaps

New Year, Bigger Leaps

A new year signifies the stretch of fresh beginnings. It is symbolic to the world’s entire population. There are countdowns, New Year’s Eve parties, and family gatherings - a unified celebration despite the many different time zones that...

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The True Spirit of Christmas

The True Spirit of Christmas

Whether it’s the chilly night air, the holiday music playing over the radio, or the big shopping discounts, it can’t be denied that the Christmas spirit is alive and thriving. This year has been all about stepping into a new era. We’ve...

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The Teacher Who Lives In A Van

The Teacher Who Lives In A Van

These are show notes taken from Episode #8 of our podcast: The Teacher Who Lives In A Van. Have a listen to the full audio podcast here. Syd had a chat with Hannah, our perky and adventurous Science teacher. They talked about the many...

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