Stay at home! That is the one lined we’ve heard repeatedly for the last 2/3 weeks and for a very good reason; it will save lives. We are all so thankful to the key workers keeping the country going and showing their worth more than ever. But we’ve been thinking… you know who isn’t getting much of a mention during all of this? Our children.
They are being forced to stay inside and the change of lifestyle for most will be hard to take. Couple this with the fact some primary school year 6 pupils and year 11 secondary school students will never see their friends again. The school year has taken an abrupt ending and it really isn’t their fault.
The official line from the government is this:
“We have asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for children who are vulnerable and for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response who absolutely need to attend.
It is important to underline that schools, all childcare settings (including early years settings, childminders and providers of childcare for school-age children), colleges and other educational establishments, remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, will protect the NHS and save lives by reducing the risks of spreading the virus.
Schools, and all childcare providers, are therefore being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children – children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
While as many schools as possible should try to stay open for eligible pupils, this will not be possible for all settings, and the local authority should coordinate pooling of resources so pupils are able to access provision elsewhere.”
At the moment we have no indication as to when our children will be returning to school and it’s looking more likely that they won’t be returning to complete the school year.
We are My School Hoodie, a company specialising in School Leavers Hoodies and Trip Hoodies. We have been receiving hundreds of calls over last month from concerned teachers, secretaries, and parents who have expressed a desire to cancel their school hoodie orders.
This got us thinking…why should the students miss out on a hoodie that they will treasure for the rest of their lives? A hoodie with every pupil in their year groups name on. A real keepsake. And for some…names of pupils/friends they will never see again.
Introducing our ‘Early Leavers‘ range of hoodies. We have designed three unique hoodies that will bring a huge smile to your child’s face and provide some happiness during these strange and concerning times. These have literally been flying off of the shelf since release day two weeks ago and for good reason.
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Check them out via the link. Let’s all get through this together and ensure that it’s not our kids that are getting punished by Covid-19.