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Amazing ‘thank you’ video to key workers

The Larne and Inver Primary School community decided to say ‘thank you’ to all of the key workers during the early stages of lockdown.

Mr Kirk Patterson, Principal, Larne and Inver Primary School shared the logistics of how it all came together whilst keeping safe at home.

Teachers are in daily contact with children and their parents and have enjoyed receiving videos and pictures of the work and activities from the children. It’s been a very different experience but enjoyable.

The video idea was born when Mr Patterson started reading ‘Esio Trot’ by Roald Dahl to the boys and girls and posting the videos online. Then it was decided everyone should join in! Pupils recorded their own stories which were then shared with everyone!

Mr Patterson has also enjoyed reading and recording stories sent to him by the children.  This has been a great way to keep in touch and for the children to know their teachers are still here!

Teachers regularly post videos of lessons and story time, with P2 learning Spanish via video as well.

The video idea was a Facebook inspiration from another school with a slight twist for Larne and Inver Primary School. Some of the staff had been keen to do something and collectively decided to do a ‘thank you’ video to everyone who has made all our lives that little bit easier during these different times.

During 2019 – 2020 the school has raised lots of money for various charities and ‘thinking of others’ is an important part of the school’s ethos so the video included teachers, assistants, governors, parents and children.

The school secretary and Principal collected the videos but the hard work was undertaken by the Chair of the Board of Governor’s son (Lawrence) who made it look and sound so good! The Bruno Mars song ‘Count on me’ was selected as it’s a favourite of the school choir.

The school hope this video spreads a little happiness and shows that people who have been working hard every day during the lockdown are not forgotten.