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Bridge goes green to say thank you to parents and carers

by Emily Maguire

As we approach the first step in the Government’s roadmap to lifting lockdown restrictions, with schools opening to all pupils from Monday 8 March, Greystone Bridge will be illuminated in green on Friday 5 March.

It’s to say “thank you” to all parents and carers for their support during this latest phase of lockdown, with many juggling home schooling with other work or caring commitments.

Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council, said “Once again, our parents and carers have played a pivotal role in ensuring their child’s education continues at home. I appreciate it hasn’t been an easy task, but the role they have played in supporting their child’s continued learning cannot be underestimated. Illuminating the bridge in green is to show them our appreciation.”

The Borough’s schools have remained open throughout the pandemic for vulnerable children and the children of key workers. In addition, schools have provided a range of engaging activities, aligned to the curriculum, for children to do at home.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, added “Children across the Borough have been amazing over the last two months. From the work I have seen and the feedback from our parents and carers, they have continued with their learning journey, despite being away from their teachers and friends. Well done to all our children and young people, their parents and carers and all of our schools staff who have all continued to ensure our children and young people have access to learning opportunities during these difficult times.”

All pupils returning to the classroom from 8 March is the first step in the Government’s four-step roadmap to the lifting of lockdown restrictions. Please remember to continue follow the rules as further restrictions will only be eased when it is safe to do so.