Families thanked as school term ends

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Dundee families are being thanked for their support during the term as city schools break up for the Easter holiday at the end of the day on Thursday (April 1).

Lord Provost Ian Borthwick and children and families convener Councillor Stewart Hunter are asking the city’s school communities for vigilance to be maintained when classes resume.

Since February 22, pupils in the city’s nurseries and P1-3 classes have been back full-time, and were joined by P4-7 children in the middle of March.

Secondary pupils have been attending part-time since then, with preparations now underway for full-time classes for all after the break on April 19.

The Lord Provost said: “The people of this city have shown great responsibility to protect others and support them through this incredibly difficult time.

“Our school communities responded positively to calls to keep everyone safe as pupils returned to the classroom over the course of late February and March.

“School staff have shown great commitment during this period, as have families who also assisted with home learning while classrooms were shut.

“I was pleased to learn that local businesses and shops have donated laptops to schools. This has made a great difference for children who may struggle to access online learning.

“I hope that families enjoy their time during the Easter holiday period and also stay safe.”

Councillor Hunter added: “The return of pupils to schools has been a huge logistical exercise and there have been extraordinary efforts made to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“Many challenges still lie ahead, but I am confident that our families and pupils will continue to keep vigilant and stay safe. I would like to send thanks to all our school staff for their work over this time.

“I hope that everyone can relax over the holiday period in preparation for the summer term ahead.”                                                                                

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