Celebrating Having All Our Pupils Back in School After so Many Weeks of Remote Education

Lyonsdown has been alive with the sound of learning and laughter this week – it has been joyous having all our pupils back in School after so many weeks of Remote Education.

“What perfect timing for us to return too – to be together to celebrate International Women’s Day,” says Head, Mrs Helen Stanton-Tonner.

There have been a range of activities across the school – from the children researching and learning about inspirational women, to Year 3 proudly wearing their handmade suffragette inspired rosettes. There have also been assemblies encouraging the children to think about the inspirational women in their own lives – their mothers, sisters, aunts and grandmothers.

“I was able to share my own stories about my inspirational grandmother,” adds Mrs Stanton-Tonner. “In the 1900s she showed great determination and strength of character by making her own pair of culottes (from her brother’s work trousers) so she could ride a bicycle without getting her long skirts caught! I do hope this week has inspired the children to be confident to ‘cut the cloth’ of their life in whichever way they choose – so they can achieve whatever they aspire.”

Alongside their academic studies, the children have been engaged in teambuilding and enrichment activities inside and outside of the classroom, to help support their transition back into the routines of the school day and the company of their friends. Lower School have been fully engaged in their phonics texts and reading books, loving the opportunity to once again share their favourites with the class. Whilst the Upper School have continued the topics begun in the remote classroom, participating in class discussions, group work and practical experimentation. It is good for us all to be back, learning together on site.

For up-to-date information please do look at our Facebook and Twitter pages where you will also find details of our Virtual Open Event  happening on Wednesday 24th March at 6.30pm. If you would like to reserve a place, please email admin@lyonsdownschool.co.uk