Schools supporting children, families and communities: Pulling Together Notts
Teachers and school staff across Nottinghamshire are doing some great work in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), with many going the extra mile to help children, parents and local communities.
This web page is a place to tell those stories and to thank everyone involved for what you have done and continue to do.
Please let us know of any more great stories, about people in Nottinghamshire schools who are going above and beyond to help and support others in their community: email email@example.com
Children of key workers say thank you: Children of key workers who are still going to school, have made some short videos to thank their parents and school staff for taking care of them through during the pandemic.
Watch the video messagesCertificates of achievement for schoolchildren: these certificates are being produced for children across the county and city, to say thank you for protecting the NHS and saving lives.
Virtual school and aid package deliveries: St Giles School in Retford has been holding online classes and assemblies, and dropping off emergency supplies of medication, school meal vouchers and specialist equipment.
Queen Elizabeth's Academy: donating PPE equipment: Staff in the school's science department donated PPE equipment to Kings Mill Hospital in Mansfield, and helped other schools to do the same.
Costumes raise spirits: the head of Sir John Sherbrooke Juniors in Calverton, has held virtual assemblies dressed in different inflatable costumes. to help raise children's spirits
It's incredibly heartening to hear how people in our county are working together and supporting each other.
We're very proud of our staff in schools, and all staff in education settings, who are continuing to work, caring for the children of key workers and vulnerable children. Staff are working in difficult circumstances, but are often using incredible initiative and resourcefulness.
Our schools may have been officially 'closed' but more than 200 were open across the county over the break, looking after 1,600+ pupils, children of critical workers and vulnerable children.
Thanks to all school staff - teachers, cleaners, chefs, and others - who worked hard to make sure key workers can keep doing what they do best.