SCHOOLS across Herefordshire are facing many challenges in managing home schooling alongside making provision for key workers’ children.

However, many are documenting this extraordinary time and keeping in touch with pupils using social media and pictures.

St Mary’s CE Primary School, Fownhope, is doing just that, and is receiving regular contact from students and families.

Year 4 pupil William Stedman has written a piece as part of an English topic.

It is lovely to get a child’s perspective during this difficult time, and William has worked hard to source his information and quotes from teachers to put his report together.

Headteacher Tim Milne said: “We’ve been balancing educational and pastoral care.

"Whilst we’ve provided set work online, encouraging families to make the best of the situation, there is also so much opportunity for applied learning we can’t always teach in school.

“For example, children have made videos of dances to support the NHS which applies to creating a story, PE and computing and, most importantly, keeps all ages involved and creates happiness.

“These are practical and emotional wellbeing skills needed for life.”