Borough’s schools and colleges look forward to welcoming students back
After a challenging academic year last year, schools and colleges across Telford and Wrekin are looking forward to welcoming children and young people back.
Students are eager to return to classrooms as well and are preparing for this.
Theo, aged 4 from Telford, already has his school uniform sorted, ready for the beginning of the primary school year.
Theo, said: “I’ve got new school shoes. They feel nice and have dinosaur footprints on them. I wish I could wear any clothes because I don’t like grey.
“I am looking forward to going and meeting my teacher - Aunty Lou and Mama are going to take me.”
Need a school uniform or want to donate one?
Telford & Wrekin Council is funding the school uniform project delivered by Telford Crisis Support, to ensure all families in the borough have access to this essential item.
You can find out how to access or donate uniforms on Telford Crisis Support website.
Oliver, aged 11, from Telford is getting ready to make the move to Thomas Telford School in September.
Oliver, said: “I am nervous about going to a new school in September but I am also excited; I can’t wait to get started and make new friends.
“To get ready for school I have done some homework, had some taster days, got my uniform, pencil case and bag.”
Do you know the latest on testing & face covering in secondary schools?
Students in secondary schools will be required to take two Covid-19 tests at existing school testing facilities when they return in September.
They will afterwards be provided with two rapid tests to use each week at home.
When going on public transport, all children are advised to wear a face covering.
Councillor Shirley Reynolds, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education, said:
“After such a difficult academic year last year, our schools and colleges are now excited to be preparing themselves to welcome back their children and young people in September.
“Students are also really enthusiastic to go back, they’ve all been amazing in dealing with the challenges that the pandemic unfortunately brought.
“It remains so important that we all do what we can, together with families, schools and colleges to ensure our children continue their education, for their wellbeing and development.
“We hope this academic year is going to be a great one for them, with more normality returning to their lives.
“We will continue to work with all our education settings to support them with their return but also throughout the year, to make sure our young people thrive.
“It cannot be said enough how hard school work to support young people across the borough in their Education, safety and wellbeing – I’d like to thank them all for their hard work.”
Pictured: Oliver Grace (Left) and Theo Edmunds (Right).