Our presence as a nimble, nurturing school came to the fore, with powerful effect, as we delivered a Beeston education remotely and then achieved a regular return to school of 87% of the children.
By the final week of the term 95% of the children had returned. We even managed live, socially-distanced end of term prize-givings, which were then edited together as a virtual event for all. I will never forget the sound of clapping coming from a laptop on a chair, as our two Beestonians in Hong Kong took part!
We are incredibly proud of how the children adapted to the new regime of separate bubbles, one way systems and social-distancing. They were helped by the return to school videos we produced, in advance of the phased returns, and the careful planning to ensure safety and hygiene throughout the site.