‘Thank you’ to toys which helped make lockdown bearable

St Mary’s School pupil Scarlet Milner (8) holds Gingey, surrounded by schoolmates who took part in a teddy bears’ picnic yesterday.

The school of 37 held the picnic to show appreciation for their soft toys who provided people with something to do — hunting for bears in windows — during lockdown.

Principal Corrine Guthrie said first pupils participated in a hunt for honey to give to their teddy bears, before holding a picnic followed by a sausage sizzle later in the day.

‘‘We’re just saying thank you to the bears. It’s been lovely.’’

The school had been focusing on teaching resilience and growth to pupils, and said they had returned from lockdown in ‘‘good spirits’’, she said. 

PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH

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