• Patrick McBride

Red carpet and Trampolines as school returns

Updated: May 19, 2020

Tears soon turned into smiles as children reunited with their mates under Schools alert level 2 guidelines.

Barrytown teacher Jade Blackman with students.

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It was a nervous start to the day, with plenty of anxiety. Teachers wore high vis welcoming children back and directing them to sanitising stations as West Coast schools opened up again. Classes were briefed on procedures and how the school would feel coming out of the 7 week break. For the most part it was about easing the children into things and making their wellbeing the number one priority for the day.

Blaketown School went all out as teachers and staff greeted the stars with a red carpet experience which included a photo shoot. School principle Bevan Clark told McBride Vision the day went well and he was very proud of the kids and his staff.

Click the above image for video footage of Blaketown School.

Up the Coast Road at Barrytown School, the children had a spring in their step with the addition of a brand new trampoline. It was a big thumbs up to Rusty Cup Coffee who donated the item from tips received at the Fox River Markets.

“Students had a great first day back, spending plenty of time outside and have been bouncing non-stop all day.” Teacher Jade Blackman said.

Last night many families would have sat around the dinner table catching up with their children to hear how the day went.