20th March 2020
Update as of 16.20 on Thursday 19 March 2020
Today I have met with all the year groups and all staff and informed them on what we know, what we don’t know, what we, the JCG community, can do and shared how we are feeling.
Things we know:
What we don’t know:
What we are doing:
How are we feeling?
Keeping our community strong
Even if we are not physically here each day, each of us can be creative and think of ways to contribute to the JCG community. Today, some students were making notes, writing poems and drawing pictures on the theme of ‘Positivity’. These things will be delivered to local care homes over the next two days. Miss Morris has written and recorded a song while in self-isolation. We will share this as soon as we can. Tomorrow Year 7 students are having a book swap and Year 13 are leading the College in a day full of acts of kindness.
On Monday, we hope to launch ‘JCG TV’. This will be online and have content uploaded each day created by students and staff. The important thing here is, even if we can’t physically be together, all of us can help each other. As a College, we are so used to being with each other all day and I already know we are going to miss that. Hopefully JCG TV will help plug this gap.
Finally, when I spoke to our students today, I reflected that we are all experiencing a significant period in the history of humanity. Historians will write about this time and students of the future may well study modules on it. However, at the moment each of us is navigating our way through it. I have asked the students and staff to do the best they can when working from home. As parents, you can only do your best too. No one person has all the answers and none of us will get it perfectly right. And that’s ok.
I expect to write to you again on Friday to update you on further developments. Take care.