Prince Charles has released a new video message in which he thanked all schools, teachers as well as all parents for the work and effort they put in for school children during the COVID-19 lockdown. In his role as the patron of the educational charity Teach First, the Prince of Wales said:
"Parents have done an astonishing job in such trying circumstances and to see teachers and schools going above and beyond for their pupils in response to this pandemic has been, in many instances, quite remarkable."
Prince Charles is "extremely proud"
In his message, which was recorded at his home in Birkhall in Scotland, he also addressed the challenges a number of families are facing during the lockdown:
"While recent times have been incredibly difficult for us all, I can only begin to imagine how challenging it has been for young people and families to adapt. In particular, I am thinking of those families who simply do not have the resources, such as online devices – or even the internet – that are needed for effective home-schooling."
He continues: "For many years now, I have been extremely proud to be the Patron of the education charity Teach First, which recruits and trains some of the brightest graduates as energetic and committed teachers and leaders to work in the country's poorest areas. Their work to support schools to build a fair education for all, which also produces enhanced results, is more important now than ever. It will be all the more vital in the recovery ahead."
"As our schools begin to open again and the first students return to the classroom, their job will present further challenges – helping children to get back on track with learning, and supporting them to come to terms with all they have been through."
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