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Ilkley lit festJoin the ILF Young Writers Group

Are you in years 8 to 13 with a love of writing? Places are available now for you to join the Ilkley Literature Festival Young Writers group!

There will be lots of fun writing activities including short story writing, script writing, writing poetry and learning how to read and perform your work. 

Click here for information on how to join.  

Virtual Quizzing

QuizRemember the rules about staying safe online and make sure you check with your parents/carers first if you aren’t already on Facebook!

Big Family Night In


When: Mon-Fri 6.30pm

There's a great mix of 20 quiz questions on subjects such as films, Harry Potter, TV trivia, and music. Each night there is a challenge - it might be dance routine to learn, or something to make. Send your videos and pictures in and you'll earn bonus points. Each night there are spot prizes such as Fastest Finger First, with prizes to be won.

Harry Potter Book Quiz

WhereMolly Cockburn Facebook page

When: Every Wednesday at 1.30pm

Keen readers can check in to Molly Cockburn's quiz for Harry Potter nerds. Each week Molly (who usually can be found playing violin in the BBC Symphony Orchestra) is swapping music for magic as she waves her quill over her question sheet. Questions include what piece does Ron play as in wizard chess and how many points does Dumbledore award Harry at the end of year feast. The entry with the highest score gets to write a question for the next week's quiz, so you can show off your in-depth knowledge of Potter trivia. The quiz lasts for half an hour.

Family Quiz Night

WhereFamily Quiz Night Facebook Group

When: Thursday nights at 7.30pm

First things first. You'll need to go onto Facebook and join the group, using the link above. Then download the Zoom app onto your device of choice. There's a video explaining how to log in, so watch that first. Now you're ready to play one of the quizzes.

Learn a language - Take your language learning with you to make faster progress with bite-sized study sessions throughout the day.

Duolingo is a free to download, language learning app that you can spend as little as 10 minutes a day perfecting your Spanish, French, German, Japanese or even Latin. There are 30 languages to choose from and your plan is personalised to your ability across speaking, listening, reading and writing. 

BBC languagesLearn languages online free

How about learning sign language? Follow @signalongwithus to learn the signs to popular songs or go one step further and sign up to the BSL online course here.


Learn how to touch type - Touch typing is an invaluable skill, not only for schoolwork but also to add to your CV!


Take a music lesson

Classic FM presenter, singer and pianist Myleene Klass has started teaching online music lessons from home.


Get cooking

Jamie Oliver - Get kids cooking

Theo Cooks Mon, Wed and Fri at 4pm

Get baking with only 5 ingredients

Get animated!

How to make a stop motion video