On Thursday Wrexham’s MP, Sarah Atherton, paid a visit to All Saint’s Primary School in Gresford, to see what measures have been put in place for the pupils’ safe return in September.
Sarah Atherton said:
“It is vital that parents send their children back to school in September. We have a moral duty to get our children back into the classrooms, where they can socialise with friends and get the education that they deserve. Nothing will have a greater effect on the life chances of our children than returning to school.
“If anyone has any concerns about children returning to school, please don’t hesitate to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org"
Britain’s Chief medical officers have warned that children are more at risk of long-term harm if they do not attend school than if they returned to the classroom despite coronavirus. The risk of contracting coronavirus in school is very small, it is far more damaging for a child’s development, their health and wellbeing to be away from schools for much longer.
Ahead of the re-opening of schools in Wrexham next week, Sarah Atherton MP, paid a visit to a local school to speak to the enthusiastic staff about the measures they’ve implemented, and to take a look at some of the latest refurbishing work.
Over the summer holidays the school have carried out extensive refurbishment work of the Foundation Phase Early Years classrooms, the school library and wrap around child care centre.
Commenting on the visit, Wrexham’s MP, said:
“I am encouraged by the steps taken by schools to allow for the safe return of pupils in September. All Saint’s Primary School in Gresford has done a fantastic job in creating a welcoming environment for the children’s safe return next week.
“Like many schools across Wrexham, All Saint’s have been open throughout the pandemic providing support to children of key workers, allowing our shops to stay stocked, our roads open, our police to protect us, and our heroic NHS workers to save as many lives as possible. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our schools and dedicated teachers.
“As staff and pupils begin to settle back into a new familiar routine, I wish them a successful start to this new term.”
The Headteacher of All Saint’s Primary school, Richard Hatwood, said:
“We have worked tirelessly to prepare for the safe re-opening of the school in September, and have carried out a stringent risk assessment to ensure we are in the safest position possible. Ensuring the wellbeing needs of our pupils are met in tandem with their learning needs will be of paramount importance when we return to school"
During the visit, Sarah also took the opportunity to take a look at the Gresford Playgroup, ‘Ducks and Ducklings’ new site, situated on the school grounds in the refurbished Cedar rooms, providing early education provisions as well as part-time wrap around childcare for pupils who have attended school nursery for the half day.
For more information on All Saints School, visit their website: https://www.gresfordallsaints.co.uk/