“A good education is the foundation for a better future.” – Elizabeth Warren

Schools across England are reopening today as we take the first step in lockdown easing. Remote learning has not been kind to many students in the past year, creating a big gap between those who are privileged enough to have the proper tools to do school work and those who can’t afford them. As a result, a lot of children don’t feel like they have the support they need. This is even more the case for carers, especially young carers who have to juggle their caring role with adapting to remote learning. 

Fortunately, we are finally starting with lockdown easing. According to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, schools reopening “marks a truly national effort to beat COVID-19” and a national effort is what is needed to provide children with the education they deserve during this time. Even with the safety concerns that face this moment, we are sure together we can beat this. 

We at Harrow Carers would like to say a big thank you to everything school and college staff have done over the past year and express our appreciation of your hard work, determination, duty and care for the education of children! Your work does not go unnoticed and we are more than grateful. 

Above all, we might be moving forward slowly, but we will get there surely!

If you or your children need any support with adjusting to the new school environment, please visit the following sources:

  • Samaritans: if you need to talk to someone.
  • Rethink: top tips on managing your mental health.
  • Harrow Council: council updates.
  • BBC: testing guidance during school reopens.