Today marks one year since the first lockdown in the UK and as a mark of respect today there will be a national day of reflection. In school we are marking this by every child and staff member writing a sentence on a leaf to create a tree of remembrance. The past twelve months have been hard for every one, whether it be suffering from the disease ourselves or knowing loved ones who have. Losing family and friends to COVID, indeed we remember today Mrs Saunders, from the school office, who lost her battle at the start of the year. We also remember the pressures of working from home, remote learning, dealing with job losses or financial pressures.
However, through it all, we have pulled together as a fantastic community and supported one another. Our children may well remember the virus in years to come, but hopefully they will talk about the memories of being able to spend more time with their families or the warm summer where they could go for their daily walk.
Please remember, as hard as it has been, and the challenges we have faced, there are moments of good that have happened and we now have hope that in the coming months the vaccination programme will be rolled out to everyone and we will beat this virus, together. As our school prayer says, we are one community.