It was a festive, exciting and colourful return to school at Burbage Primary today, Monday March 8. Staff were pleased welcome all the children who had dressed up as their favourite book character as part of belated World Book Day celebrations .
In order to show off their costumes, the children took part in a socially distanced parade around the school grounds. This was followed by an outdoor Book Hunt and lots of other exciting book-related activities.
Principal Zoe Garbutt, said, “There’s a wonderful atmosphere in school today. Although the children have seen each other every day on Microsoft Teams, there’s nothing as special or fun as being together. We know how damaging to children’s social, emotional and mental wellbeing lockdown can be; our priority is to let the children recover, to re-establish our normal routines and get the laughter back into everyone’s lives.”
Burbage Pre-School have been open throughout lockdown. Manager Vicky Camp explained, “We always enjoy taking part in school-based activities. This term we are really enjoying our focus on developing the children’s communication and interaction. We are learning all about traditional tales and rhymes. We even have a real boat in our outdoor area as we explore ‘The Owl and the Pussy Cat’. It is wonderful to see that many of the children have embraced our theme through their choice of dressing up.”