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  • The Quest

                                      Week Three                                     

QUEST Tasks - Week 3

You all had great ideas about how to cheer up the people of Effrenous. This week, however we have heard that some people in Usthorp don't trust the people of Effrenous because of things they have been told that happened in the past. 

What do you think?

  • Watch the videos - could you record your thoughts about helping or not helping the people of Effrenous
  • Write a letter about your thoughts to the Usthorpian Herald
  • Make a poster illustrating what you think 

You should have received a copy of the Usthorpian Herald in the post this week.

  • Read the 12 page newspaper - what do you think
  • Do some of the activities
  • Complete the Referendum voting slip

Email any photos or documents of your QUEST activities to 

                                       Week Two                                       

QUEST Tasks - Week 2

Choose the activities that you would most like to do - you’re not expected to do all of them. If everyone does a little we will have lots of ideas to help the people of Effrenous.

  • Watch the video with messages from Christina and Kristoff from Effrenous and Theodora Thrive
  • Call a meeting of your family group and talk about the video:
    • Can you think of a time you were sad?
    • How do you make yourself feel happier - is an activity, a piece of music, thinking about memories, meditating? 
    • What do you do at school or home to become more resilient?
  • How could you communicate this to the people of Effrenous? (You could draw a picture, make a video, write about it...)
  • Can you design or make a friendship bracelet like the one Theodora showed you? 

If you are a bit stuck you could look at the THRIVE page for help

The Lady of the Seven Books

  • Watch the video from the Lady of the Seven Books. Remember books are a great way to make us feel happier. Recreate the cover of one of your favourite books and photograph it. We can show these to the people from Effrenous.


The Fitness Fanatics

  • Walk, run or cycle to one of your favourite places for some daily exercise

Email any photos or documents of your QUEST activities to 

Further suggestions will be made during the week!

We know that there were some fabulous activities last week from all the Hotspurites. See some of the flags and luggage labels that people created last week.

Week One Activity Photos

                                      Week One                                        

Quest Tasks - Week 1

  • Look at the map and work out where the places are 
    • What can you see?
    • What do you notice?
    • What do you wonder?
  • Have you any idea what the QUEST might be about?
  • Choose a QUEST name for your family or the people living in your home. You might like this to be an anagram of your normal names like some of the places on the map - or you might have other ideas!
  • Choose a family QUEST motto that will help you through the QUEST and keep you resilient. You might like to include some of the Hotspur Core Values.
  • Design and create a family flag. You could use the template in the envelope - or you may have other ideas. You could display the flag in your window so that other Hospurites can see it if they are walking past.
  • Write you family name and motto on the luggage label. if you live near to school, and are able, you could tie this to the main entrance school gates. If this is not possible you could post it to school and we will tie it on for you - or just put it somewhere that you feel is special.  

Email any photos of your QUEST activities to 

To access any of the documents that came in the post click HERE

Other QUEST activities

If you still want to do more activities linked to the QUEST before you get the next instructions here are some more ideas:

  • When you've worked out what everything is on the map think of other places you would like to add. What new names would you give them?
  • Could you draw your own map?
  • Could you turn the map into a 3D model? Or perhaps create it digitally using your coding skills?
  • You could keep your own diary of The QUEST - write your first entry today - record all your initial thoughts so that you can look back at the end or share it with someone else.
  • Could you make your own video playing the part of Talgon - or act it out to other people at home?
  • Draw or paint a portrait of Talgon showing his wonderful hair and fantastic clothes - or of course you could re-imagine everything about Talgon.