From Monday 23rd March, we will be suspending our projects in schools until further notice. We very much hope that schools will be able to open again at some point in the summer term, and we will be working with our partner schools to ensure that projects are able to be completed where this is reasonably possible. If this is not possible, our priority will be to ensure that children take their puppets home with them and will liaise with schools to facilitate this.
This is a hugely difficult time and we are very grateful to all our supporters - trusts, foundations and individuals - for your ongoing support and flexibility. We are taking the time away from project delivery to look to the future, as we are currently hopeful that things will be closer to normal from September. It will be a crucial time in children's lives as they navigate a return to school and process the changes that coronavirus has brought. The skills taught in our projects - teamwork, self-esteem, resilience - will be needed more than ever before, and we look forward to working with our supporters and partner schools to bring these benefits into children's lives.