Heartfelt thank you to Northumberland schools as almost 100 stay open over Easter 'holidays'

Northumberland County Council has praised the fantastic response and ongoing efforts of schools.

Friday, 10th April 2020, 2:57 pm
Updated Sunday, 12th April 2020, 9:35 pm

On the first day of the Easter ‘holiday’, 98 schools and alternative providers remained open to look after children of key workers or the most vulnerable children - with many of those schools remaining open on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Coun Wayne Daley, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “Those who work in our schools rightly take their place next to our NHS staff and other key workers who are crucial in our efforts in battling this virus.

“They are supporting families across the county through this difficult time, and we appreciate the selfless dedication that they show every day.”

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Cath McEvoy-Carr, executive director of adults and children’s services, added: “Although we have seen the number of children attending school drop to around 600 pupils this week, our schools are proud to provide care and support at this time.”

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