A MUM is looking for a note sent out by her son’s school criticizing parents who kept children at home during Hurricane Franklin.
All Saints Catholic Primary School, in Chai, sent a letter home to students Monday amid 70 mph winds and severe weather in Merseyside.
In the note, published by the Liverpool Echo, parents were yelled at for keeping their children home due to the weather.
“Unfortunately we have many children absent today, not because of Covid or other illness but apparently because of the wind!
“I have to say I find this amazing, especially since most live so close to the school.
“Given the amount of preschool and school experiences our children have missed over the past two years, learning all day today is unacceptable.
“For the staff, many of whom have come a long way this morning, eager to introduce new learning topics to their classes, it’s extremely frustrating.
The letter then goes tangentially, comparing the privileges of students at All Saints with those of students in less fortunate environments.
It reads: “It’s always scary for me to see pictures of children and parents around the world, who value education so much that they walk barefoot for miles or climb over rubble, ruins, and debris. been bombed in the past, to go to school.
“I wonder what they can do about our attendance rates in school today.”
‘FEEL LIKE A BAD PARENT’
A single mother with a son at the school said she was unimpressed by the letter’s accusing tone and thought she did the right thing.
She said: “For safety reasons, I don’t want him to walk on his own, there are many people I know who have kept their children.
“When I saw the email from the school, I cried to my sister about it because they made me feel like a bad parent for putting my kids first.
“I was shocked about the last part of the email, nothing compares the children here to people in really poor countries. That’s horrible.”
All Saints Principal Angela Holleran said it was not the school’s intention to upset parents.
She said: “We are aware we were experiencing windy conditions on Monday morning and the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for our area, indicating the possibility of an impact of this magnitude. short.
“In line with schools across Sefton, we are open as usual for all students.
“All risk assessments on site were completed well before the children arrived.
“All of our staff are already at the school ready for the start of the new half-term, fully expecting students to come to school, as most live very close to the school.”
For those students present, she explained, classes continue as planned after further on-site risk assessment.
She regretted that “any discomfort caused to the parents” made one parent feel the need to speak publicly about the letter.
Principal Holleran said: “This was not our intention. Before and after Covid, our focus was and remains on every child’s right to full-time education.”
At least four people died during a week of unprecedented weather as hundreds of people were evacuated over fears the heavy rainfall could put their lives at risk.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17748884/sons-school-note-slamming-keeping-kids-home/ My son’s school sent us a letter accusing us of keeping our child at home during the storm… it’s disgusting