While we still remain in ‘lock down’ and only open for the children of key workers, we wanted to share with the community the steps that we are taking to ensure that our school remains as safe as possible.
Please meet some of the team below and learn how they are helping to support us at this time!
Let’s meet Steve Lowe our School Caretaker. Steve has been disinfecting all surfaces including door handles three times a day. He has also been disinfecting the toys across the school.
Our Chef Said, has been working hard to ensure the hygiene within the kitchen continues to be outstanding. We have our 5-star food hygiene rating which we have kept consistently over the past 30 years. Said has been on site freshly preparing meals each day for all staff and pupils. Even during this challenging time we want to ensure the children are provided with a nutritious, hot meal each day ensuring consistency as children transition back to school.
Our School Cleaner Kelly and her team have been carrying out a deep clean each evening and over the weekend. Click here to view their enhanced cleaning schedule.
Temperature checks have been carried out on all pupils entering the school and it has been monitored throughout the day.
All children and parents have been required to use the hand sanitiser upon entering and exiting the setting. Pupils throughout the day also wash their hands thoroughly five times a day.
The children at the school have been hard at work when they are not participating in lessons and have worked to support the local community as much as possible. Please see some of their achievements below…
Pupils from The Mulberry House School have been making masks for members of the community to collect from outside of the school and at our local bus stops. The face masks can be used as an additional, voluntary health measure at this time and we are hoping this will help the community access masks when they are in short supply.
Supported by teachers, the children have been spending time over the last few weeks making these cloth face masks, and they are free for all of our neighbours. You can wash them in soapy water at a high temperature and they’re ready to use again once they’re dry.
We hope you find them useful! Have a look at the photographs of the pupils busy making the face masks below and click here to view our poster.
The pupils at The Mulberry House School have been helping out the community by delivering fun yoga cards to the neighbourhood. They thought the cards would inspire children without gardens to get some exercise during lockdown. The children created their own cards based on yoga poses they have learnt at school and designed them with the help of one of their teachers Chloe O’Connell Jones. The key worker children have been out and about with their class teacher and their PE Specialist, Marc Andrews delivering them with a special note. Click here to view our yoga cards. See our recent coverage on the Ham&High and ISA websites.
The children have visited residents at a local care home for 20 years and have recorded a tribute to the lady who organised their visits. Vivien Frey, Activities Co-ordinator at Spring Grove Care Home in Finchley Road, tragically died of Covid-19 last month. Before the nationwide lockdown, Mrs Frey was in charge of arranging The Mulberry House School’s visits to Spring Grove which were eagerly awaited by staff and residents. The children chatted, played games and sang to residents on their visits. The highlight for Mrs Frey was apparently listening to the children’s singing and her favourite song they sang was S Club 7’s ‘Reach for the Stars’. The children from the Glee Club, have each recorded their parts in the song and the school has created a heartwarming video featuring them all in tribute of Vivien. Click here to view the video.
The children of The Mulberry House School have been working hard to create postcards of kindness to send to Ruislip care homes. For those residents who are currently in quarantine, this will provide them with the ability to communicate with the outside community. We hope that they have enjoyed reading our messages as much as we have enjoyed writing them.
The children have also collaborated with local Care Homes to create ‘rainbows of hope’, which are door wreaths with messages of hope, for their residents.
Stay safe and well.