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Soroptimists Invest in Education

Crosby’s Soroptimists have funded eight laptops for their local Waterloo Primary School. These will enable more children to continue daily school life at home during the current crisis.

The Soroptimists’ donation adds to the school’s much-needed stock of laptops. Headteacher Ruth Baldwin said: “This is enabling children from Reception to Year 6 to access nearly the same learning as the children at home, with teacher and teaching assistant input throughout the day.”

Staff are trying to ensure that children’s gaps in knowledge and understanding are kept to a minimum. “The vast majority of our remote learning throughout the day are live lessons – and the teacher and teaching assistant remain on the ‘Meet’ … to ensure that the child is supported with their learning” added Mrs Baldwin.

Here is a description of a Waterloo Primary School Remote Learning class ‘in action’: “Year 4 took a virtual trip to Candy Land! They used their five senses to describe what they could see, hear, taste, smell and touch; everyone used great expanded noun phrases and similes in their writing.

“As we are studying Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in English, we decided to have a ‘sweet’ breakfast together during our lesson. We imagined that we were Charlie, eating a truly, scrumptious Wonka Bar and used adjectives to describe the taste and texture of our food. We discussed how these adjectives can also be used to describe our favourite chocolate bars!”

This donation is just one example of the Soroptimist club’s practical action during the pandemic.

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