School in 2020 has been a very different experience. Carers, parents, teachers and teaching assistants have had to adapt to home schooling, with remote teaching and online classes. Events also needed to be postponed, cancelled or held in different ways. Cancer Research UK’s ‘Race for Life’ fundraisers were changed to suit the lockdown rules. Gemma sent an image of home schooling worksheets covering their garden table; and two small but mighty fundraisers holding their decorated ‘Race for Life at home’ back signs.
“2020 was a challenging year for all. We had to learn how to live differently all of a sudden. Schools all closed, which I never thought would happen. We had to adapt to a new way of life staying at home to save lives and protect the NHS. I was still working as a key worker but my partner had been furloughed. The children had to be home schooled by parents who are not teachers! In June we would normally do the Race for Life at Woodbank Park, however for obvious reasons this could not go ahead. I saw online they were doing Race for Life at Home so I decided to sign the children up and get donations for them running 100 laps of our avenue over the week. They raised £200 through our family and close friends, I was extremely proud of them. They enjoyed it and it was great exercise for them too. Both these photos were taken in May 2020. A year like no other. It has nearly been a full year since all this started and hopefully in 2 weeks the children will be back at school after lockdown number 3!”