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Unlocking Lockdown at Moston Fields - sharing our stories

Dear Parents and Carers,

Since March we have all been living through a situation that we never imagined. From seeing the first daily briefings from the Government to hearing those shocking words – ‘we are going into lockdown’ – we really have been living through a piece of history.


We will all have had many experiences during this time. There may well have been very sad times, possible loss of loved ones in our family and difficulties with work. Some of us have still been working and some have been at home all the time. We will also have had lots of happy times and lots of precious time with our families. One thing is certain, we have all encountered huge differences in our lives.


As parents, you will be wondering how best to help your children understand and process this time, especially as we move forward into a gradual easing of lockdown. Many children may be excited at the changes to come but some may be worried. At Moston Fields, we have been speaking with many parents about these concerns and how best to support their children.


As you know, we love a community project at Moston Fields and this feels like the right time for one. We feel that sharing our experiences of lockdown will help our children process what has happened, understand what has been a blessing and what has been a worry and enable them to feel a collective hope for the future. If we all take part, creating a record of this time together would be an incredibly powerful thing to do to.


Let’s record this piece of history together!


How do we take part?


  • For the next 5 weeks we will release a theme of the week – each Monday
  • This will come by email and will be promoted on our website, twitter and PFA and PIA Facebook pages.
  • As a family – with your children – talk about the theme. What does it mean to you? What did you do? How do you feel about this?
  • Then respond with – your thoughts, what your children say, a picture, a poem, a photograph – be as creative as you can. There will be some instructions and guidance with each theme.





We will collate all responses and our aim is to pull together a community book –




This will be available digitally when finished and if there is demand, we may even make it into a book! We may even be able to get some neighbourhood funding to hold an exhibition…when we can get together again!


LOOK out for the emails each week and PLEASE take part! Make history with us…


Thank you for your support and help with this.



Best wishes,




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Don't forget to come along to Parents Evenings this week and also our first community event for a long time - Spring into Easter - for Years 1-6 it is on Friday 1st April at 1:45pm. For EYFS it is on Thursday 31st March at 2:00pm. We can't wait to see you there!