Jo Wicks workout, reading and other tips to get through the school day during Covid19 Lockdown. By Poppy, aged 12

As everyone reading this should know, our country is experiencing something tough and scary. – the Coronavirus crisis.

As a result of this, we as pupils are having to work from home. Sometimes I find this very hard to work in the same place every single day with none of my friends around. 

Therefore, my mum and dad have helped me break up my day with a few activities for me and my younger brother and sister.


Before having to work from home, my family sat down and set out a plan of things we would do throughout the day. 

The plan was not detailed and there was no specific timing. It was just a guide to help lead me throughout the day. 

This is a great idea because it gets you ready and in the right mindset to start your day.


Usually, at 9am, I along with my mum and siblings do the Jo Wicks workout. I would highly recommend this to anybody as it always makes me feel good about myself before starting a fresh new day at home. 

It Is important to exercise at the moment as you cannot do much. This workout is a brilliant idea to help you get into the right spirit and feel good about yourself before starting your schoolwork.

One thing that is great to do is (if you have one) take the opportunity to go into your garden. 


If feeling overwhelmed by the whole situation, then I tend to sit in the garden and read a book. I love reading, because it helps me clear your mind and takes me to a whole new world.

I also try and keep your workspace as tidy as possible so that I know where everything is. This is a hard thing for me as I’m not the tidiest person you will ever see! However, I find it a lot easier to work in a tidy workspace as I find it a lot easier to concentrate in a tidier environment.

I hope I have helped some of you reading this take a weight off of your shoulders, as I know how hard it is to work from home in a busy environment.

But please use some of these ideas to help you throughout this strange and unusual time.