Twin Rivers thanks frontline workers in a creative way

By Alex Gretgrix

STUDENTS at Twin Rivers Primary School wanted to thank frontline workers in their own way for all their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic.

The youngsters attending school gathered together to create a banner that definitely got the message across.

Each student added a blue handprint in an outline of the words "thank you" along with pictures of each emergency service in town and blue ribbons.

“We wanted to thank all the frontline workers for all their hard work during the pandemic,” student Mia Clarke said.

“It's been tough lately with this virus and we want to celebrate every worker and let them know how important they are to us.”

Twin Rivers assistant principal Anthea Mathers had been working with the students for a week to create this masterpiece.

“We thought it was important for the students to understand what these workers are doing in the community,” she said.

“It was a way for us to bring about the conversation and the children were more than happy to do their part.”

It was also a great project for the kids to work on together.

“The students really enjoyed doing it as a team and it was a great opportunity for them to work on something special together,” Ms Mathers said.

The banner, which is being displayed on the school fence, was unveiled to members of the local police, CFA, ambulance, search and rescue and Echuca Regional Health.

“On behalf of our school, we wanted to thank those people who have, and always do, go above and beyond for our community,” she said.