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Central begins online classes for its first virtual summer term

Calendar Posted 27 April 2020

Last week, Central started the summer term in a different guise from what we usually expect at this time of year. Central’s tutors and guest contributors are continuing to teach Foundation, BA and MA programme students even though they are back home in the UK and in countries worldwide. The new Centrally Connected initiative, developed at the end of the spring term after Central closed its studios in Herbal Hill, now offers students training, teaching and learning through a comprehensive online timetable.

Through remote learning students can access a range of practical support, academic teaching sessions and tutorials including live exercise and movement sessions, one-to-one physiotherapy advice, supported contextual studies, and study skill sessions. In order to fully support overseas students, Central is also concurrently running a separate timetable to account for time differences in teaching. In total, 117 students from 12 different countries will benefit from this programme to support their ongoing studies.

In addition, an online programme of activity to support Associate and Junior School students commenced last week to include ballet, contemporary, Pilates, HIIT and character classes.

“As part of our Centrally Connected online programme, last week we commenced online classes for the first time in the school’s history. The wellbeing of our students continues to be a primary focus. Through virtual contact time we can continue to support them and their ongoing studies to meet the learning outcomes of our programmes. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff who have worked tirelessly to deliver these activities and the students for their continued engagement during these unprecedented times.” Executive Director, Mark Osterfield.

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