CARING primary school staff have hand delivered chocolate bars and personalised notes to hundreds of children.

To celebrate their pupil’s hard work and engagement in their remote learning sessions, Millbrook Primary School in Grove decided to make a small gesture to all their 400 pupils.

During this latest lockdown, all children have demonstrated ‘amazing resilience’ and ‘effort’ in their learning, the school said.

Steve Rose, executive headteacher at the institution on School Lane, praised the schoolchildren’s hard work and dedication, and commented on the initiative further: “We have been truly inspired seeing how pupils and families in the school community have adapted to the ongoing and unusual circumstances they have found themselves in during the coronavirus crisis.

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“No one is going to pretend that it has not been challenging and difficult, in different ways, for different people.

“However, seeing the sense of humour and spirit which has shone through has been fantastic.

“Our pupils are amazing and we just wanted to say a little ‘thank you’ and give recognition of their response to the situation.”

The chocolate treats were funded by the school’s fantastic PTA (Friends of Millbrook) and were supplemented by generous donations from both the Co-Op and Tesco branches in Grove.

Parents and carers were also remembered and celebrated.

They were given a small gift bag including a teabag or coffee sachet to encourage them to enjoy ‘a brew’ to relax and openly thank them for their support as well.

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