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Teachers Keep in Touch With Birthday Wishes

Published on: 10 Apr, 2020
Updated on: 12 Apr, 2020

Alison Fitch (right) and her co-head Rebecca Stacey

Teachers at Boxgrove School in Merrow, Guildford, part of the Guildford Education Partnership (GEP Academies) have been going the extra mile to mark the birthdays of children isolating with their families by calling each child individually with a “Happy Birthday!” message.

Boxgrove School is known for its community spirit, with staff giving huge levels of discretionary effort to foster a sense of everyone being welcomed and looked after, the children, their families and the wider community. This sense of solidarity and of the school being a village is proving invaluable to dealing with the present daily conditions.

Alison Fitch, co-head at Boxgrove, said: “Small things can make a big difference at such a challenging time.  Boxgrove is a family, so we stand with our children at difficult times and celebrate with them at happy ones.

“In the absence of birthday parties, we couldn’t let special days pass without marking them in some way. It was lovely to talk to children and hear the efforts they and their families are making to look after each other and to stay home and stay safe.”

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