Collins has made hundreds of books and learning resources free for teachers and families as schools close over the coronavirus.
The firm is giving free access to its online learning platform, Collins Connect, for the length of the school closures. The platform is for both primary and secondary schools and is home to learning and teaching resources for a range of subjects including English, maths and science at all levels, as well as international curricula.
On collins.co.uk it will also be providing free resources and support to parents who have children at home. It includes more than 300 e-books from its Big Cat reading programme, activity sheets, a times tables practice tool, revision and PDF downloads of many of its titles. Collins is adding resources daily to the site.
In addition, Collins will be enabling free access to textbooks in e-book format for schools that are already using its titles in the classroom so that pupils can continue their learning at home.
Colin Hughes, m.d. of Collins Learning, said: “Teachers and families have long turned to Collins textbooks and workbooks, as well as dictionaries and atlases, to support learning and teaching. So we are naturally glad to be able to continue supporting them through this challenging time. There are already hundreds of resources available absolutely free through our website, and we will continue to add to them in the coming weeks and months.”
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