Whilst the World faced the Coronavirus pandemic from March 2020, Alan Garnett, Headteacher of North Primary School and Nursery in Colchester, kept a daily diary of this remarkable period in the School’s history. As the weeks unfolded, it was published in the Colchester Daily Gazette. His diary is a record of how one school continued to operate during unprecedented times. It is a chronicle of how one school community reacted to unfolding events.
Quote by Sir Bob Russell, High Steward of Colchester:
While no two schools will have had identical experiences, what Alan Garnett has written will resonate with all involved in the nation’s education during that challenging year and the first four months of 2021. It will be of interest not only to those who are directly involved in education, and others with an interest in this period of our nation’s history, but also for social historians in the years to come.