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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.

Making the Most of Your Breaks

Making the Most of Your Breaks

People are given breaks for many different reasons and oftentimes, we take them for granted. Breaks are a good opportunity for a lot of families to go on a vacation, to take a breather. Many students and working professionals take this...

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Sitting GCSEs: Home Educated Kids

Sitting GCSEs: Home Educated Kids

These are show notes taken from Episode #6 of our podcast: “How do home educated kids sit GCSEs?” Listen to the full episode here. Syd dives deep into the complexities of learning at home and answers questions frequently asked by parents,...

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My Pandemic Homeschool Story

My Pandemic Homeschool Story

These are show notes taken from Episode #5 of our podcast: My Pandemic Homeschool Story. Listen to the full episode here. Syd interviews Rae, whose children stayed with UK Virtual School during one of the most difficult peaks of COVID....

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A Beacon of Hope

A Beacon of Hope

“In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.” -Yoda, Star Wars Our lives are a tangled mix of both good and bad. Oftentimes, we either take the good moments for granted or focus and dwell too much on the...

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Why home educate?

Why home educate?

These are show notes taken from our podcast Episode #4: Why Home Educate? Listen to the full audio podcast here. Gabriela, one of our parents, sits down with Syd as they talk about her family’s transition to home education and how their...

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The UKVS Core Values

The UKVS Core Values

These are show notes taken from our podcast Episode #3: Our Core Values. Listen to the full audio podcast here. Syd reflects on the importance of our core values, how they came to be, and how they resonate with us as individuals. She...

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A Beginning’s End: Welcome back!

A Beginning’s End: Welcome back!

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Last year was challenging. We’ve all adjusted to a new life in the face of a pandemic. It was unexpected and it abruptly brought changes to our lives. It was especially difficult...

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What makes a good story?

What makes a good story?

Everyone has a story to tell. We are all storytellers. That traffic you got stuck on this morning. The recognition you received at school. Your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your neighbor's newly-groomed dog. The wedding of your cousin...

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An Education Revolution

An Education Revolution

These are show notes from our podcast episode #2 An Education Revolution. Please have a look through our podcasts - listen and share here. Syd takes us through ideas that inspired her and activities she had thus incporated to her STEM...

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What Does Space Smell Like?

What Does Space Smell Like?

What Does Space Smell Like? This content is adapted from the podcast of the same name. To listen to the full audio podcast, click here. I remember when I was five years old, I used to be that kid who would ask all these amazing, out of...

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Take the Learning with You

Take the Learning with You

Our unique setup at UK Virtual School allows us to completely operate remotely. We’re all physically apart, thousands of miles away from each other in different locations across the world. And whilst we follow the UK timings, some of us...

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A Champion of Innovation

A Champion of Innovation

UK Virtual School’s founder, Syd, has always been a champion of innovation. As a woman, Syd has been constantly undermined in her field. For many decades, we have been continuously pushing for equality but women are still unfairly...

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The UKVS Podcast

The UKVS Podcast

It’s Syd here. I would like to introduce the UKVS Podcast. I’m so excited to be bringing to you this podcast series! I know how busy parents are, so the ability to listen to audio while you're getting on with household activities, driving...

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Celebrating Endings

Celebrating Endings

And school is out!   Yesterday marked our final day of UK Virtual School's first academic year.   What a year it's been! Monday marks the final kid's meeting of the year. Its crept up on us whilst we've been busy with a thousand and one...

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