Pupils spreading love into the community

Date published: 27 June 2020

Alexandra Park Junior School in Oldham is now open to Year 6 as well as the children of keyworkers and vulnerable pupils.

The local school has always been at the heart of the community and to commemorate and share that, the keyworker bubble of children took to drawing pictures on some of the trees in Alexandra Park.

The group said they wanted to share messages of love, help and support with all the members of the school, even those who weren't in attendance.

PSHE Leader Samantha Nicholson-Hickling said: "It's a wonderful way to keep out community connected even when we are separated by this virus.

"Many of our children use the park for their daily exercise with their families, so will hopefully see this and be reminded of all the fun they've had with us at school.

"We are looking forward to seeing the rest of our school community, but only when it is safe to do so.

"Hopefully that will be in September, but we just don't know yet.

"The safety of our pupils and school community is 100% the most important thing."

The children chose the rainbow as their main image as they said they had seen so many rainbows to commemorate and support the NHS.

They felt it was the best symbol to show that they cared about their community.

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