Cancellation of Year 6 Taster Day 1st of October 2021
This year we were all hoping that life would get back to normal, and that Covid disruption would be behind us. Unfortunately, the new variants of Covid seem to have other ideas.
A couple of weeks ago I was incredibly disappointed to have to tell you that our fabulous Open Day plans had to be shelved because of rising numbers of Covid infections in the local community. Today I’m equally devastated to have to tell you that we are not going to be able to run our Year 6 taster day on Friday 1st October.
Believe me when I say that we have agonised about making this decision, but know that it is the responsible thing to do. Today we have learned that Public Health Shropshire, who see the picture across Shropshire, are revising their guidance to reflect the changing picture they are seeing.
Obviously we want to do whatever we can to support the county effort to contain the spread of Covid, safeguard our local communities and protect the NHS. Bringing children from different schools together at the moment just doesn’t seem sensible.
I’m sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment that this change of plans may cause. I’ve already apologised to staff here who have been working really hard to plan for the day, and who were looking forward to the injection of energy and excitement that Year 6 visitors always bring with them.
I dearly hope that we will be able to plan for Year 6 to come and see us before too long, even if we’re not able to replicate the full taster day experience. We’re very proud of Lakelands and love to welcome visitors, so please do watch this space!
Kind regards, and stay safe