The thank you message banner displayed attached to a gate outside St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Masbro Road

Heart-felt message to keyworkers displayed at West Kensington school

A heart-warming message of support for keyworkers was displayed outside a West Kensington school last week.

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Masbro Road remains open to the children of essential workers after the coronavirus outbreak forced the Government to shut schools. The project was led by teacher Amanda Goven, who worked with children of keyworker parents to create the colourful display of gratitude.

According to Robina Maher, headteacher at St Mary’s, the banner was made to ‘bring some positivity’ to Brook Green and to thank the keyworkers who are putting themselves at risk.

Robina added: “I think it is critical that we pull together. I am happy to be in school each day helping our parents so they can go to work each day and help those in our community who are suffering with this virus.

“We are doing our best to support our community and my teachers have been absolutely amazing.”

And Rachael, a pupil at St Mary’s, said: “I really enjoyed this week, especially when we made the banner for the keyworkers. We used paints to create rainbows on it.

“My favourite part of this week was also when we did PE with Joe Wicks on YouTube because the exercises were challenging!”

Paying tribute to the heroic school staff at St Mary’s and all the other local schools working through the crisis, Cllr Larry Culhane, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education, said: “Never have we asked so much of our schools as we have over the past few weeks.

“Like all our keyworkers, the resilience and strength in the face of adversity has shown everyone just how dedicated, caring and inspirational they are. We are eternally grateful to them.”

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