Many of our children have been unable to come into school for almost six months, and we have some children who will not be able to come in for much longer, as they are either vulnerable themselves, or they are helping to shield a close family member.
We also have many children who have really struggled with lock down, experiencing serious mental health difficulties, or who have been unable to keep up with the work, due to lack of available technology or help at home.
We have already purchased a new system to help parents communicate with school and receive work, and a new system to enable children to read books at home. There are so many other things we could do to help further - small intervention groups to help children who have fallen far behind, mental health interventions to help children who have struggled with their feelings or family life during lock down, technology to enable the children who are shielding at home to feel included in the schools activities and connected to their friends and their teachers.
Our children have really been so significantly impacted by this period in their young lives, and the impact is not yet over, and could last for years to come. We are so desperate to help them, to reduce the impact, and try to make it better.
Please help us to build a rainbow for them, out of the storm they have experienced due to the pandemic.