Mansfield schoolchildren send messages of support to community during lockdown

Students at a Mansfield school have been keeping the community united with messages of support and innovative acts of kindness during the lockdown.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 10:38 pm
Updated Friday, 15th May 2020, 12:23 pm
Macie Scarborough wrote a letter thanking her teacher.

Children of all ages who attend Flying High Academy in Ladybrook have been getting crafty at home by making banners, and writing letters to thank key workers.

Year three teacher Catherine Beaumont said the acts of kindness brought smiles not only to the recipients’ faces, but also to staff, children and their families too.

She said: “These messages and projects show just how amazing our children are.

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Harry Sunderland’s decorated stones are cheering up the community.

“Many have made and sent cards of thanks, made banners and posters and even made bird feeders and tables to show their gratitude to their heroes.

“Their efforts have truly sent kindness out into their community and it has brought us all together in spirit during this time of separation.”

Year six pupil Daisy Lamb and her family decided to fit banners to their house to thank key workers.

Foundation pupil Harry Sunderland has been decorating stones at home and placing them around the community to cheer up passers-by during walks with his mum.

Macy-Leigh Groom thanked key workers with her colourful poster.

Macy-Leigh Groom, in year six, thanked bin collectors, shop workers and teachers by making a colourful poster.

Pupil Macie Scarborough chose to write a letter to her class teacher, Mr Tilstone. She thanked him for doing a great job home-schooling her and her classmates.

The schoolchildren also commemorated the 75th anniversary of VE day, marking the end of World War Two on May 8, by celebrating at home with their families while learning at the same time.

Teacher and history lead Elliott Dudley said: “This special day highlighted the many and great sacrifices made by the soldiers and their families in the duration of the war.

Daisy Lamb and her family decorated their house with banners.

“The children took part by organising picnics with their family to replicate a street party, and looked at morse code for their learning and the importance of keeping wartime messages secret.

“They also took part in art activities to create a portrait of a World War Two soldier.

“As a result of this, the children learned all about life during World War Two and how this significant event has changed modern day life.”