Danny Kruger MP visited Burbage Primary School on Friday July 10 to find out how schools have been coping with the challenges of lockdown and its aftermath.
Burbage School has been fortunate to have the space to accommodate all pupils in school in their socially distanced ‘bubbles’. Danny Kruger spoke to staff and pupils about home learning and about the challenges of getting all pupils safely back in school.
He spent some time reading the large display in Burbage School’s main corridor entitled ‘Lucky and Low’ and which documents the highs and lows of lockdown from the pupils’ perspective.
He said: “I was so pleased to visit Burbage Primary School to discuss the impact lockdown has had on the staff and pupils. It was encouraging to hear from the children how happy they were to be back in class among their friends and to speak with them about their experiences of lockdown.
Mrs Garbutt and her staff should feel proud of what they have achieved in returning so many children to school, and for the atmosphere they have created while still maintaining social distancing guidelines.”
Zoe Garbutt, Principal, told Marlborough.news, “We have all been excited about having our MP choose to visit us at Burbage where we have all our year groups back in school each day.
The children enjoyed explaining about our home learning and how we have managed to keep in touch throughout lockdown. Everyone is so happy to be back in school.”
Danny Kruger, who also visited Bishops Cannings Primary and Devizes School on Friday, later commented in his blog, “I spent today popping into schools. While the education system as a whole has struggled to adapt quickly to the challenges of the lockdown, many individual schools and teachers have been heroic. I was massively impressed with what I saw and heard today and my thanks to the staff and students at Burbage Primary, for their hospitality and inspiration.”