Coronavirus: The moments that lifted teachers' spirits

As the first week of school shutdown draws to a close, teachers have been sharing the things that have kept them upbeat

Catherine Lough

Coronavirus: The moments that are keeping teachers positive amid the crisis

With the country on lockdown and teachers on the front line trying to get to grips with remote learning, the need to appreciate uplifting moments has become more important than ever.

Tes put out a message to the virtual #TwitterStaffroom with a request for readers to share their highlights of the week, and the results have been inspiring.


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At Roade Primary School in Northampton, teachers and their families created their own rendition of Lou Reed's Perfect Day, featuring clips of them trampolining, feeding pet rabbits and playing chess.

Teacher inspiration amid the coronavirus crisis 

And another teacher posted an image of Richardson Endowed Primary school in Derbyshire, where pupils had painted and displayed a banner stating "At the end of every storm is a rainbow of hope".

Another group of primary school teachers have created their own TikTok dance for families to copy and upload at home.

Some staff recreated Mission Impossible to keep their absent colleagues and pupils entertained:

Those nostalgic for Neil Buchanan's Art Attack could try a virtual art class on drawing an angry dog:

Dogs were a popular subject for budding artists, with teacher Laura Fazackerley receiving this hand-drawn sketch of her pet from a Year 11 student:

And other teachers spoke of how heart-warming it was to hear from Year 11 pupils wanting revision tips in spite of exam cancellations.

 Keep them coming.

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Catherine Lough

Catherine Lough is a reporter at Tes.

Find me on Twitter @CathImogenLough

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