Day 8 and it’s the last day of Term 4. However, these are unusual circumstances and we will be doing things differently.
Please don’t feel that you will be on your own for the next two weeks.
The school will be open, for keyworkers’ children, regular school hours except for the bank holidays (Fri 10th and Mon 13th April). I will check my mobile phone every day; so if you are in need of support please let us know by calling the school or me on 07889 349144. This might be for practical help, to answer your questions or just to chat to another adult. You can text me to say you’d like a call and I’ll get back to you.
I will also send out a couple of FLO Flyers each week, so you’ll know that we’re still thinking of you.
Thank you so much to the people who have been getting in touch. It was lovely to hear what some of our children feel grateful for:
It’s not only great to try and see the world through their eyes, but it means that you are having conversations with your children that encourage positive thinking, which is good for our well-being.
I’d like to update you on Domestic Abuse support during the lockdown, because there is a higher risk to victims and their families in the current situation. The One Stop Shop is not open at the moment, but you can get help and support by calling Home-Start on 01303 244836. The Rising Sun Domestic Violence and Abuse Charity is still running a confidential helpline Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.00pm on 01227 452852. Services are still available over the phone. Please share this information safely with anyone you are worried about. If you think someone is in immediate danger of harm, call 999.
School finishes today but there will be a few suggestions of holiday activities to keep the children busy.
Rainbows for Nightingale –Draw an A4 picture of a rainbow that can be sent in by post or email. These will be laminated and used to decorate the walls in the temporary Nightingale hospitals around the UK. There is a Facebook page and the scheme is causing quite a bit of controversy. I’d suggest encouraging the children to do the pictures and messages, take a photo and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, then stick the poster in your window. That way someone will see it even if it doesn’t make it into a ward and there’s no extra pressure on the postal service.
Check out this link for a creative challenge to decorate an egg in the Collboreggs 2020 competition. I’ll explain more in my next Flyer. https://eastcliffcreatives.com/collaboreggs2020/
I’m going to finish with a quote that someone sent me:
“We are one day closer to everything being back to normal again – That’s a good thought to wake up to every morning”