Marshland school head's praise for pupils
The headteacher of Marshland High School has praised his pupils and staff for keeping the school's communal spirit alive as well as their dedication to learning during lockdown.
While the children have been doing the usual classroom learning remotely they have also been taking part in other activities including maths challenges, inter-house competitions, exercise and community outreach projects.
“We have been delighted at the engagement and commitment being shown by our students with their remote learning,” said head teacher Craig Jansen, who also paid tribute to the efforts made by staff to help pupils.
“We know that students who fail to engage with remote learning will be disadvantaged when school reopens. We are determined to do everything we can to support our students and their families at this difficult time, including remaining open to support children of key workers and those requiring additional support."
At the same time, the school’s communal spirit has been kept alive by weekly inter-house challenges, aimed at building student character and culture, and encouraging them to be active citizens, particularly in such demanding times. For instance, at Christmas students were encouraged to create and send cards to residents of local nursing homes.
“We are very proud of the perseverance, respect, kindness and responsibility shown by so many of our students”, added Mr Jansen whose school is part of the West Norfolk Academies Trust. “They are being supported by a dedicated and professional team of staff and by our amazing parents.We are truly grateful.”