It should not have ended like this.
Today, we rushed through, as best we could, but much of the ‘CoVID-Christmas plans’ had to be abandoned. This was beyond our control but left us very sad. Of course, as the pictures show, there was still some beautiful craft, cards, Christmas gifts and a final assembly. But it wasn’t enough.
We will see some children next week in our childcare and the rest on Teams. I know that we will all try our best to make it work - parents, pupils and staff. I ask one thing of anyone who happens to be reading this - If someone tries to tell you that we closed because staff wanted a longer holiday, please consider challenging them. I cannot speak for all the education staff in Wales, but I can speak for ours and they would have preferred to carry on, as normal, next week. Mainly, because it’s their job - a job they love and to which they are committed. But also, as anyone who has tried it will tell you, it is far easier to teach (and celebrate Christmas week) with 30 children in your room, than it is to do it with 10 in the room and the other 20 at home!
From myself and all staff, thank you for your gifts and cards. Thank you to the PTA for the ‘Elf Postal Service’. Most importantly, thank you for your continued support. If I do not see you in the next week, I hope you all keep safe and have a joyful Christmas.
Mr J Wilkinson