School publishes ‘positive keepsake’ book from lockdown year
Pupils and staff at a village school have this week published a special book containing their happier reflections on the challenging last year.
Thrussington Primary School excitedly unpacked a delivery of copies of ‘The little book of lockdown positivity’, which will also raise much-needed funds.
It came about from an idea by early years nursery teacher, Jo Berry, and Jo Meacock, from Thrussington’s Village Store.
Head teacher, Hannah Roddy, told the Melton Times: “The book is a keepsake and a fundraiser.
“It’s for the community of Thrussington and everyone in the school has contributed to it.
“The younger children have written memories of the good things about lockdown, like being able to spend more time with their families and going on long walks.
“The older ones have written some lovely poems about their lockdown experiences and there are also photos the staff took to keep everyone’s morale up over the last year.”
The 125 so far printed are selling ‘like hot cakes’ and the Hoby Road school may decide to print more to meet demand.
Friends and Parents of Thrussington Primary are delighted with how the book has turned out. The group commented: “It is a book that celebrates all of the positives that came out of this difficult time in our amazing school and community.
“There are so many beautiful pictures, poems, jokes and wonderful memories.
“A reminder that we have so much to be happy for.”
The book costs £7.50 and can be ordered by emailing [email protected] or by calling in at the village store, on The Green.
Proceeds will be shared with their adopted school in the Philippines, Villa Sofia Elementary School.
A Charnwood District Council grant paid for printing so profits from sales can go to both schools.