Smiling pupils returned to a Bilston Primary school today (3rd September) after many months away from the classroom. Parents and pupils were ‘very happy’ to come back to school and begin the Autumn Term, following the school’s measures to reassure parents of the Covid-safe practice at the school. Bilston CE Primary School, in Albany Crescent, welcomed 92% of its school population back to full time learning on its first day of opening.
Laura Palmer a parent at the school commented: “ My two children were really excited about coming back to school. I feel the School has correctly highlighted its practices to ensure children are safe in school and parents feel happy to send their children back, which was evident by the numbers of children making their journey onto the school site this morning. My children enjoyed remote learning at home throughout lockdown but a computer is no substitute for a teacher in a classroom. As a parent I am very happy that my children can now continue their learning at Bilston CE Primary.”
Gary Gentle, the School’s Head Teacher said: “We are really pleased with how our families have responded to the school’s plans to return children safely to full time school. Our children have had a great first day back in school and I am delighted with the school’s attendance rate, which no doubt will continue to rise over the next few days in school. It is really rewarding to see children smiling and enjoying learning in the classroom environment with their teachers.”