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Things that people did

Authors

Lots of authors allowed their stories to be shared online as long as publishers' restrictions were adhered to. Authors who read their own stories out for children included: Nick Butterworth, Sue Hendra and David Walliams.

Celebrities

Celebrities did all sorts of things to amuse and entertain people!

Charity Fundraising

People attempted different challenges to raise money for the NHS and other causes.

Decorated the outside of their homes

People did lots of things to decorate their homes. They wanted to cheer people up and show their support for the battle against the virus. People displayed rainbows in their windows to show their support for the NHS and remind people to stay home. Often these rainbows were coloured in or painted, but often people were even more creative! Some people even coloured in the front of their house in chalk! They displayed giraffes in the window to entertain children as they walked by. People added teddy bears to the window so that children could go on a bear hunt. At Easter time people delivered Easter eggs to each other if they drew Easter eggs and displayed them.

All of these things brought communities together without causing issues for social distancing.

Showed their support for the NHS

People displayed rainbows in their windows to show their support for the NHS and remind everyone to stay home.

Also, every Thursday evening at 8pm people stood at the front of their house to #clapforcarers and applaud key workers.

#stayathome Memes

People designed their own quirky memes to share the stay at home message!

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Things for fun

People needed to keep their spirits up so they were very creative, sharing the fun wherever possible whilst respecting social distancing rules.

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