Surrey Headteacher’s moving Easter message to children affected by coronavirus crisis
Surrey Live recently published an article referring to a letter that Amanda Pedder, Headteacher of Loseley Fields Primary School wrote to the children during the Easter holidays to help allay any fears that they may have and to give them something to look forward to on their return. See the full article below.
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A Headteacher has promised children a visit from the Easter Bunny once they return to school.
Amanda Pedder, Headteacher of Loseley Field Primary School in Green Lane, Goldalming, has taken the time to write to pupils at the school who are at home during the lockdown.
Mrs Pedder said “things are a bit strange right now” in her message.
She told pupils: “You may feel that things are a bit strange right now.
“You can see the sun outside but you can’t go to the park, adults might be whispering more, you are washing your hands a lot and some of your favourite snacks are missing from the cupboard.
“Maybe the brilliant part is being able to watch more TV while mum or dad works.
“Neighbours wave through the window, where you have stuck a rainbow to thank the people who are looking after the sick.
“It’s weird seeing people you know from a distance.
“You’re allowed to stay up to clap on a Thursday night but what you really want is to see your friends, to run around with them, to tell jokes and stories and, especially this weekend, to eat a pile of Easter eggs. ”
She said staff missed the children and “feel strange.”
Her message continues: “We feel strange too.
“We miss seeing you.
“Even though the playground is empty, we can still hear you laughing and chatting. It is hard because we just want things to get back to normal. They will. Not right now, but they will.
“Your teachers at Loseley Fields will be waiting.
“And we have asked the Easter Bunny to pay us a special visit when we’re all back together.
“Until then, keep smiling and HAPPY EASTER.”