We've reached the end of an incredible week in Scotland, during which the country took crash courses in home education and digital learning.
It was also a week when, amid all the fear and uncertainty around coronavirus, nurseries, schools and colleges stepped up to respond to these extraordinary times in extraordinary ways, as did many local authorities, other organisations and individuals.
Here is just a smattering of what has been happening – and if you would like to share any more examples, just get in touch.
Coronavirus: Inspirational stories from Scottish education
For nurseries and schools, contact @Henry_Hepburn (email@example.com) or @Emma_Seith (firstname.lastname@example.org). For colleges, contact @JBelgutay (email@example.com)
Loving seeing all the fabulous work taking place across Scotland’s schools and local authorities. From physical activities to home-learning to rainbows to 3D printers to vouchers to food parcels. Lots to celebrate and be thankful for @Henry_Hepburn— Elizabeth Morrison (@elmmorrison) March 27, 2020
KHS is manufacturing visors for medical staff - please RT to local workers.— Kelso High School (@KelsoHS) March 29, 2020
If anyone has acetate/laminating pouches, please get in touch.
Will fulfil as many orders as we can. If you'd like some, please fill out this form.https://t.co/9gkBzDgcJQ#kelsovisors pic.twitter.com/vNXLZeEBjf
Notre Dame HS is helping fight the fight against Coronavirus. Our Design & Technology team are laser cutting PPE visors for key workers, but are running low on materials. If you can supply 3mm acrylic, and/or A4 acetate film please get in touch. Thanks!#nhsppe #ppeshortages pic.twitter.com/kLqKKWlOVw— Notre Dame High (@ndhsglasgow) March 27, 2020
We were in school today distributing 55 fresh food parcels supplied by @Edinburgh_CC and a further 18 from our own food bank. A great team effort and so nice to see some colleagues and some families even from the specified safe distance! @CanalViewPSEdin pic.twitter.com/p912nA3IRM— Mrs Jeffries (@MrsJTeaches) March 27, 2020
Update on Farmfoods vouchers 31,028 complete - WOW!! what an amazing feat - our staff volunteers have worked so hard this week, coming in to Chambers every day in what was a very difficult first week of our new normal - I am sooooo proud #GoGlasgow— Maureen McKenna (@maureen0207) March 27, 2020
Our team have been making up more food parcels for families entitled to free school meals & clothing grants. Deliveries will continue today. If we weren’t able to deliver to you we will catch up on Monday. If you need to contact us call on Monday on 01475 712850 #InverclydeCares pic.twitter.com/aIGVo9n0OW— Inverclyde Council (@inverclyde) March 28, 2020
What a city! ❤️ https://t.co/69lh3JSlkh— Anita 🏳️🌈 (@TissierPt) March 27, 2020
Good morning wee Pirie Parker’s. An amazing big 👏🏽👏🏽to all of you who have connected with the staff at school. You have made us very proud by continuing with your learning at home. A huge and humbling thank you to all my staff, who have worked hard with you this week. 👍🏼💙 pic.twitter.com/hcrF0mXACs— Pirie Park Primary (@PirieParkPS) March 27, 2020
Here’s a selection of pictures our pupils have sent us throughout their first week of home learning. We’re very impressed that they’re using their skills at home! 🥘 👩🍳👨🍳🧁🍰🍲 @broxburnacademy pic.twitter.com/QOeAbTn5MY— Broxburn Academy Home Economics (@Broxburn_HomeEc) March 27, 2020
PARENTS: If you are feeling supported by your child’s school right now, post a reply that says 1) what school it is 2) where it is & 3) what they are doing that is most helpful. I will retweet every reply. This spreads positivity, vision, courage & gratitude. All in one tweet! pic.twitter.com/oSmOOpI04w— Suzanne Zeedyk (@suzannezeedyk) March 29, 2020