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Help with Lockdown - a message to the St George's Alumnae Community

Read on for help, hints and tips for lockdown from the St George's Family
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An update to the St George’s Alumnae Community – 2nd April, 2020 

Thank you to everybody who has sent in suggestions and offers of support – it's great to see the St George’s Family looking out for one another. 

  • Offers of help

We have set up a register with people who have offered help with shopping, errands, phone support, etc.  So far this is in the Edinburgh area, but it could be for anywhere.  Please contact us at foundation@stge.org.uk if you think you can help, or if you would like to be put in touch with someone. 

  • Food delivery service (Edinburgh)

Thanks to alumna Emily Roads (class of 2012) for letting us know about her brother Tim’s food delivery business Schop:  https://schop.co/  

Schop delivers food from local Edinburgh shops such as butchers, fishmongers, grocers, etc., using carbon neutral transport and all sustainable packaging.  Click & collect orders made by the elderly or vulnerable can be delivered.  

Please let us know about any other useful services and we can share details. 
 


Isolation activities - Part 1 

We have been given so many ideas for activities, and we’ll send them out over the coming weeks.  Here is the first batch, and we hope you find something of interest among all the suggestions: 

  • Gardening & Nature

If you don’t have a garden of your own, the Botanics in Edinburgh have started a ‘Virtual Spring’ on their website so you can see everything coming to life:  https://www.rbge.org.uk/visit/virtual-spring/

Further afield, there are some amazing ‘journeys’ through the American Great Parks:  https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/parks 

  • Hobbies

Bridge - thanks to alumnae community members Jim Fairhurst (former staff) and Madeline Stewart (Class of 1957) for advising us of free sites since you can’t get to your usual clubs: 

Find free games at BBO bridge:  www.bridgebase.com 

Mr Bridge (Bernard Magee) for tutorials and interactive play:  www.mrbridge.co.uk 

 

  • Sport & Exercise: 

Yoga with Adrien (beginners & all levels):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7AYKMP6rOE 

Workouts with Joe Wicks:  https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos 

Ballet classes:  https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/health/a31927123/free-online-ballet-classes/ 

 

  • Educational: 

Learn a language from scratch:  https://www.duolingo.com/learn 

Loads of free courses:  https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue 

 

  • Arts & Culture: 

For opera lovers:  https://www.lamonnaie.be/fr/sections/388-mm-channel 

https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalOperaHouse 

Art for beginners:  http://rapidfireart.com/how-to-draw-for-beginners/ 

Some great free shows:  https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/mar/17/hottest-front-room-seats-the-besttheatre-and-dance-to-watch-online  

Thank you to Anne Rees née Perfect (Class of 1997) for sharing examples of her piano solos and some of her own compositions / arrangements.  She’d be delighted if her music proved enjoyable to some 'Old Girls', either to listen to or to learn:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3NKNslSaAhH2PJUKrCbySmzuDo2iEuGh  


Please do keep your ideas coming - we’d be glad to post any photos of your activities to our gallery too! 

With all best wishes 

The Foundation Office 


Keep up to date with St George’s Foundation through: 

Email:  foundation@stge.org.uk  

Website:  foundation.stge.org.uk/homepage 

Faceboook:  St George’s Alumnae Group 

Twitter:  @stgealumnae 

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