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My Teacher, My Hero!

School life is something that has had major disruption and affected the lives and learning of millions of children as a result of the Coronavirus. During the first lockdown, a national campaign celebrated our heroes from the NHS who put themselves at risk for the sake of our nation. This was done in the form of clapping our doorsteps as a sign of appreciation.

Teachers are also playing a pivotal role in helping the nation by also managing high levels of risk so that young people can receive education and have a degree of normality in their lives. At same time, teachers are helping parents and families have a healthier home routine and be able to return to work. Building Bridges Pendle, following recent consultations with Schools, believe this is something that needs to be celebrated via a community engagement programme.

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We invited all pupils across Schools in the Pendle district to take part in a project to decorate a rosette with a message of appreciation and thanks to their classroom teacher/s. An activity kit was given to each pupil to take home and decorate with their parents. The pack contained instructions and ideas on how to personalise the rosette.

All pupils wore the rosette to school on each Friday at School during the month of December as dedicated ‘My teacher, My Hero’ day, and had the chance to add to or change their designs as the weeks went on, helping students to use their creativity. Teachers then created a giant display in School that further celebrated the bond between pupils and teachers as a reflection on the year 2020.

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