Published: 10:25, 14 May 2020
| Updated: 10:26, 14 May 2020
A children’s charity has praised schools, parents, carers and children for their efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.
The KM Charity Team has released a video dedicated to those stepping up for young people’s education and wellbeing throughout lockdown.
Individuals ranging from its mascot Buster Bug to the charity’s CEO Mike Ward - along with children and pets - give a thumbs up to staff going into schools, teachers educating remotely, and parents home-schooling their youngsters.
The show of appreciation is intended for everyone and not just the schools and families with which the charity is working.
Mr Ward said: “We work with more than 100 Kent schools and know just how hard staff work under normal circumstances. But that is nothing compared to what they are doing now. They are literally risking their lives going into school and working all hours to support children online, all the while taking care of their own families.
“Parents also have a juggling act whether they are key workers on the frontline, furloughed or working from home and caring for their children – all under a cloud of uncertainty and fear.”
He added: “I hope our video will be shared far and wide. We want to let everyone know how much we appreciate all they’re doing to keep children healthy, motivated and active during this national crisis.”
The KM Charity Team has provided award-winning walk to school programmes for schools in Kent and Medway for the past 20 years and run its popular home-reading initiative Buster’s Book Club since 2014.
Find out more, or sign up to programmes for schools, at www.KMCharityTeam.co.uk