With most children home from school for the foreseeable future, teachers, parents and carers have been striving to devise ways of keeping youngsters both entertained and educated during the coming months.
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly vulnerable at this time and there are fears an extended spell away from school could expand the existing attainment gap even further.
While many of the projects SHINE supports are classroom-based, several of our grantees and partners have already begun modifying their programmes to help children through these unprecedented times.
Those centred around technology are often well-suited for remote learning and, with some relatively small adjustments, a number have already become part of the new daily routine in living rooms across the country.
A case in point is Chatta, a highly regarded educational tool, which has been swiftly adapted to support families during the COVID-19 crisis.
Chatta is a simple teaching approach that combines images and words and is used by teachers to support work in the classroom with a focus on language, communication and literacy. It is now used in numerous schools across the UK and overseas.