Parents have shown their appreciation to a headteacher with an extra twinkling gift.
They wanted to thank Louise Jones at Denver Primary School for her efforts during lockdown, so they clubbed together to name an “extra bright star” in the sky after her.
As the children broke up for the summer last Tuesday, Mrs Jones was presented with a framed certificate and map to illustrate where her designated star is in the sky.
A spokesman for the school said it had been “a very strange end” to the school year for pupils throughout the country.
“Like many schools, our school has remained open throughout lockdown for children of key workers and vulnerable children including half-term and Easter holidays,” the spokesman said.
“Mrs Jones felt it was incredibly important that all children had the opportunity to come back into school before the summer break for their wellbeing and to give them the chance to see and socialise with their friends.
“The parents of pupils at Denver school wanted to show Mrs Jones and all her staff just how much they’ve appreciated all the work that they’ve done during lockdown to ensure that the pupils have continued to learn and feel a part of the close school community.
“Denver Primary School now has its very own extra bright star in the night sky in recognition of what stars the staff at school and the pupils (and their parents) are for working hard at home for the last four months.”