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Marlow Church of England Infant School

Year 2 Leavers

Throughout the period of Lockdown we were determined to get our Year 2 pupils back into school to help prepare them for their transition onwards to Junior school and also to have the opportunity to say goodbye to them.

but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31

We are very proud that we had 92% of our Year 2 children back in school from Monday 29th June for 3 days each week. We are sure that they benefited from the transition work we were able to do with them over the last few weeks of the summer term and they certainly enjoyed being back with their classmates.

On their last day, Wednesday 15th July, we even managed to hold a Leaver's Service for them. It may have been different to previous Leavers' Services in some respects; we were in socially distant bubbles spaced out on the school field and parents could not attend, but in other respects it was just the same; the children spoke and sang wonderfully, staff and pupils got to say goodbye and thank you and there was a wonderful feeling of spirituality throughout.

One of our parents, Mr Tim Harbour, recorded some of the children in their last weeks in class, reading their 'Memory Box' poems (based on the Kit Wright poem 'The Magic Box') about Sandygate and Mrs Reynolds' address to them at the Leaver's Service. 


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