Peterborough and Cambridgeshire schools stay open during Easter weekend - and one gets very creative!

Schools in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire stayed open during the Easter weekend.

Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 12:04 pm

Good Friday saw 159 remain open, with a further 148 open on Bank Holiday Monday, to support vulnerable children or the children of key workers.

Around 30 per cent of available early year providers were working as well.

As well as continuing to provide as much of the curriculum as possible, schools are coming up with innovative and inventive ways of keeping in touch with their communities – for instance, Stukeley Meadows Primary School in Huntingdon created a video medley featuring Queen and some familiar faces.

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“The video features teachers, teaching assistants, the office team, cleaners, volunteers and governors. All were given a section to ‘perform’ and they sent these to me and I (painstakingly-ish) put them together!” said headteacher James Singleterry, who is featured in the film in a sombrero.

“Families had previously voted for the song for us to perform (Don’t Stop Me Now) so we did that initially and then broadened our horizons.”

Stukeley Meadows Primary School put together a video based on Queen's Don't Stop Me Now