Message from Sue Rogers DCEO
It was so lovely to welcome all our children back on March 8th. Just to see them with their friends and settling back into school has been a pure delight for all of us. All our schools planned very carefully for their return. The return to learning has been balanced with a great deal of social and emotional focus, along with plenty of practical and outdoor activity. Thankfully we have had some beautiful weather and this has been a real bonus.
As we head towards our Easter break we thought we would reflect on the year we have all experienced. For all of us this has been quite an incredible journey. Together we have been through school closures, learned how to do home education, raised £20,000 in our crowdfunder to feed 90 families, delivered over 1000 food boxes over 15 weeks and tried very hard to protect each other from the risks of Covid19. What a journey!
We have all had the opportunity during this year to think about what is really important to us: our families, our children, coffee with friends and just to be able to walk wherever we want. When we get to the other side of this pandemic maybe we will value more of these simple things.
So let us hope the weather will be beautiful this Easter, even if we cannot travel, at least we can enjoy the sunshine in our gardens or on our local walks. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Tuesday April 20th.