We were contacted by journalist, Christine Butler, who wanted to find out about the provisions we had in place to support families during the COVID-19 lockdown. The report and BBC Radio Cornwall audio clips follow:
16:23 30 Jun
Staff at a primary school in west Cornwall have been describing going above and beyond to provide support to vulnerable families in the area during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Staff at Pendeen Primary School, including the head teacher, have been delivering food boxes to children every day, and dropping them on doorsteps to make sure those entitled to free school meals have had enough fresh food.
Thirty-five food boxes are delivered to vulnerable families in the community three or four times a week, containing products from the local farm, Pendeen Church and the school's dinner ladies.
We wanted to make sure that all our children and all our families had enough food - it's as simple as that, that was our first priority. Once we'd got all those things in place, it was about safeguarding and staff ringing all of our families at least once a week, so children had that contact with people they know."
Chris Wilson Headteacher, Pendeen Primary School