SCHOOLS across Worcestershire have not let the coronavirus lockdown stop their work keeping the county’s children educated.

Since the schools were closed in March, lessons have moved online and pupils, teachers and parents have adapted to the challenge of lockdown learning.

In Worcester, schools including Christopher Whitehead, Nunnery Wood and King’s School have been making PPE for NHS staff battling coronavirus.

The schools have linked up with others in the region including Droitwich Spa High School and The Chase in Malvern.

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Di Howland, fundraising and events manager at Christopher Whitehead, said: “We noticed on social media that other schools were making the visors, so when we realised that we had the skills, equipment and material we wanted to do our bit.

“Members of the public have been so generous and kind, helping to find materials and making donations to our go fund me page. We met our target within an hour and then quickly doubled it. We are blown away by the support. We are continuing to accept donations and will keep making for as long as we have material.

“We are aiming to send some to Acorns Hospice, to John Masefield High School for them to distribute in their local community and of course we want to send as many as possible to Worcestershire Royal.”

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Other county schools have produced heartwarming videos to keep spirits up during the lockdown. Upton CE Primary School has made videos for VE Day and from pupils and staff thanking the NHS for its work saving lives during the crisis.

The school has also had a large rainbow message printed on its field to thank air ambulance crews flying overhead for their work.

St Matthias School in Malvern also made a video which showed pupils holding up their messages of support and thanks for all the work of the NHS and key workers keeping the country going.

Kempsey Primary School, as with many others, has been continuing to teach the children of key workers in the building itself, using it as a chance to test out social distancing measures for the future return of pupils to classrooms.

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Headteacher Bryony Baynes said: “We are planning on reopening on Wednesday next week to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils.

"We’ve surveyed parents and currently have 87 pupils out of a possible 137 in those year groups who are returning. At the moment, I am looking at allocation of staff to the various “bubbles”.

"It’s a case of managing human and physical resources at the moment – so looking at who will be teaching the groups, what classroom will be dedicated to them, what resources we will allocate to their use only and how we will manage the physical space. It is quite a logistical challenge.

"At the moment, as well as working out all of that I am also trying to answer parents’ questions and keep them as informed as I possibly can about next week.

"Everything will be different for the children and parents so we need to make sure they are fully informed. And, I’m also trying to manage anxieties and concerns, both from parents as well as from staff."