Rarely has there been a time when reading is more comforting or more important for children. A good book can be totally absorbing and take us away from day to day concerns. It provides an escape for us all and an important one for children at this time; to paraphrase the American Professor of Literature Mason Cooley, “Reading can take you to amazing places when you have nowhere else to go”.
NeNo doubt our pupils are missing most the day to day contact they have with their friends when school is open and we are looking into further ways we can support more informal remote meetings. Anything that can be done from home to enable contact between your child and his or her peers can only be a good thing. I have been very pleased to hear that some of our older pupils are using various platforms to keep in contact, with themed remote gatherings which are both imaginative and fun. You will be receiving more information from the school next week. I am grateful to the Parents’ Association for funding a presentation by Alicia Drummond on parenting during lockdown and hope this will be helpful.
Routines are also very important at the moment and I continue to be most impressed by the self-discipline shown by your children, who have responded extremely well to a very different way of learning. Teachers continue to forward to me some excellent work which suggests real engagement in learning across the age groups.
I wish you all a restful weekend.