Welcome and thank you for visiting EdRests.
My name is Chris, I am a Secondary High School Head of Department in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom and I am the founder and creator of EdRests.
What is EdRests?
EdRests is a community platform for people working in education across the world, to network and socialise with each other over their shared interests, so that they can enjoy them together in the school holidays.
When there are many social media platforms out there for people to use, why does education need its own platform?
EdRests comes from my own experience of the school holidays.
I have many friends who do not work in education, so during the academic breaks if I did want to pursue my interests/hobbies, very few of them would be around to pursue them with. Having been fortunate enough to have been on some trips away with colleagues from my previous school, it dawned on me that a platform to allow people in education to network/socialise with likeminded professionals could be hugely beneficial to people's wellbeing and widen friendship/support groups.
What could I use EdRests for?
Some examples it could be used for are;
You have always wanted to visit a particular place/country, but you might not have anyone to go with, or know someone who wants to visit there during an academic break. EdRests provides the platform for education staff who do want to go to said place at the same time as you, to network and make contact to organise a trip together. This could save costs and build friendships/networks that can last a lifetime.
During an academic break, there is a festival happening during the day you would really like to go to, but there may not be anyone available to go with you and you may not want to attend it on your own. You can post on the EdRests forum for your location "Is anyone else going to the X Festival in Y today, or would like to come along?" People can then reply to your post if they are interested and then contact each other through your preferred format such as e-mail or a social media account.
Perhaps you have got a dog and would like company to discover new walks together during the school holidays. You can post on
EdRests Events page for your county, a photo of you and your dog and whether anyone would like to accompany you on your walks. When people reply, you can then decide to contact each other through your preferred contact preferences.
How do I Sign Up?
Click Members to sign up on EdRests.com or Download the WiX App and enter code OT7QOS to use the EdRests App.
Create your profile so members can know a bit more about you.
Click on EdRests Events to create and see existing EdRests Events/suggestions.