There is no escaping the impact of COVID-19 this year and at BCS the children and staff have felt very close to the amazing work being carried out by the NHS. With many parents working at the local hospitals, The Blue Coat School was caring for and educating up to 100 key worker children a day during the first Lockdown.

With little sign of restrictions easing, the idea of sending ‘Postcards of Hope’ was born. The children and staff were keen to do something to reach out to the patients who are not able to receive visits from their loved ones and to staff who are working under difficult circumstances. Although it was not possible to send anything directly, we have shared messages electronically and each ward at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital will be able to print off the postcards of hope for patients and staff.

The money raised from our recent non-school uniform day plus a contribution given to us by Xmas4Schools for the recent purchase of Christmas cards will go to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. A cheque for £1,570 was presented to Regional Fundraiser, William Graves, by Mrs Reiner, Miss O’Hanlon and siblings Amber and Adam and Evie and Thomas, who represented all the different year groups in Pre-Prep.

Mrs Dredger