|2 Apr 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.
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 email@example.com if you think you can help, or if you would like to be put in touch with someone.
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.
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:
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
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
Yoga with Adrien (beginners & all levels): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7AYKMP6rOE
Workouts with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos
Learn a language from scratch: https://www.duolingo.com/learn
Loads of free courses: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue
For opera lovers: https://www.lamonnaie.be/fr/sections/388-mm-channel
Art for beginners: http://rapidfireart.com/how-to-draw-for-beginners/
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
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