Office Divided. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
1. Mrs Gornall and Mrs Gerrard, Teachers of Technology, Show How They Made Visors for the National Health Service (NHS) During the First National Lockdown in England in 2020. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. Mrs Freer, Teacher of Technology, Shows How She Printed Visors for the National Health Service (NHS) During the First National Lockdown in England in 2020. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
Design for NHS Face Visors for Cutting Out On a Laser Cutter. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. A Year 11 Student Uses the Smart Learning Suite, While Being Taught By Her Maths Teacher, Mrs Bennett, in Room 43. Penwortham Girls' High School, Lancashire, England. 2021. 2. Mr Bowles, Curriculum Leader of Geography, Demonstrates How He Collected Litter With Students Of Key Workers During the First National Lockdown in 2020. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
Mrs Pomoroy, Headteacher, at Her Desk in Autumn. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
Terr[or]cotta: Red Tiles in Mr O'Neill's Office. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
1. Planned Maintenance. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Mr O'Neill, Premises Consultant. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
Whole School Opening Plan. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
Segregated Yard in Summer. Lancashire, England. 2020.
03 09 2020
BBC North West Tonight
00:00:00
INT. STUDIO
ANNABEL TIFFIN: Now nerves, excitement, and even fear are among the many emotions we’ve all felt on that first day of a new school year. But the big difference for the class, and teachers, of 2020 is that amidst the pandemic things are very different this time around. Now we’re going back to the primary school we’ve been following all week, in just a moment, but first Ian Haslam reports from Penwortham Girls’ High School in Preston.
EXT. SCHOOL ENTRANCE
IAN HASLAM (OVER): It’s been a long time coming but for these pupils. It was finally back to the old routine this morning, albeit with some differences.
IAN HASLAM: Schools across the region have been going back for the past few days now and today it’s the turn of Penwortham Girls’ High School. Start times are staggered, as is the norm these days, so first of all it was the lower school and now arriving is the upper school.
INT. SCHOOL CORRIDOR
KAREN POMOROY: Of course, no Headteacher in their wildest imagination imagined that they would be running a school during a pandemic. We’ve remained open, obviously, throughout lockdown to the children of key workers but we’ve been preparing for today right since June, July, and we’re determined to be positive, to exude confidence, and ensure that our students get a really warm welcome today.
EXT. SCHOOL ENTRANCE
IAN HASLAM (OVER): Once on the premises it’s hand washing time at new purpose built sinks.
IAN HASLAM: It’s nine o’clock. You’re back in school after so long are you excited?
SCHOOL PUPIL: Er, yes, yes. It’s very different. Erm, home learning was hard but it’s going to be good to get back into school.
IAN HASLAM: Are you excited?
SCHOOL PUPIL: Yeah.
IAN HASLAM: Yeah... that’s not a real ‘yeah’ that is it (LAUGHING)?
SCHOOL PUPIL: It is... sort of.
INT. CLASSROOM
IAN HASLAM (OVER): Inside school there have been safety modifications. Staff are reminded to social distance at the front of classrooms which are set out in rows with a designated space for each pupil. At the moment, face masks are optional changes have also had to be made to certain lessons.
INT. MUSIC CLASSROOM: CHILDREN PLAYING CHOPSTICKS
IAN HASLAM: Great chopstick playing... everyone (LAUGHING).
ALISON CATTANACH: We’ve all had to adapt our curriculum and so in order to be able to make music practical, and make live music, we’ve decided to buy every young lady in school a pair of chopsticks so that when we are in a non-music specialist room we can make music together.
INT. CORRIDOR
IAN HASLAM (OVER): For Year 11 pupils, a defining year starts here.
EXT. SCHOOL QUAD
YEAR 11 PUPIL: It’s lovely to be able to meet my friends and to get face on sessions with teachers and just get the full support of the school.
IAN HASLAM: It’s your GCSE exams year. It’s been a tough start but are you hopeful going forward now that your back?
YEAR 11 PUPIL: Year of course, I am. I mean... I trust this school and I’m glad to be back to this routine and hit the ground running with our GCSE’s
INT. CLASSROOM
IAN HASLAM (OVER): Meanwhile the school is preparing for any eventuality including uploading lessons for any students that might have to self-isolate at home.
INT. CORRIDOR
KAREN POMOROY: We’re just having to be as flexible as possible. Let’s not catastrophise about the future. Let’s just focus on today and I’m sure everything... eventually (looks up and crosses both fingers)... will be fine.
IAN HASLAM (OVER): And so far so good. Ian Haslam, BBC North West Tonight.
00:03:00
09 09 2020
BBC North West Tonight
00:00:00
INT. STUDIO
ROGER JOHNSON: Now the new school term may only be a few days old but already some are facing further disruption due to the pandemic. Pupils across the region have already had to return to remote learning from home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 after positive tests among their classmates. Peter Marshall has been to a school in Lancashire to find out how they are coping.
INT. CLASSROOM, CORRIDOR, ASSEMBLY HALL
PETER MARSHALL (OVER): Penwortham Girls’ High School is a few days into the new normal, effectively running as five mini schools in one to keep pupils separated.
They’re in bubbles based either on small form groups for younger pupils or larger year groups for older pupils.
Movement around school is limited. Teachers, rather than classes, move room-to-room. If a class has to relocate, it’s escorted... and, with the need for social distancing, the assembly hall is now the staffroom.
EXT. SCHOOL YARD
KAREN POMOROY: Everywhere we go it’s very calm, it’s very purposeful and that is how we want it to remain and even if we have to switch very quickly to sending some students home we want to ensure that we are still retaining that calm purposeful atmosphere in school for the rest of our students.
INFOGRAPHIC
PETER MARSHALL (OVER): Here, they’ve not had any need to send a bubble home, so far, but elsewhere in the region there’s been disruption.
This isn’t an exhaustive list but across Greater Manchester around thirty two schools have sent some pupils away including Buile Hill Academy in Salford where Year 7 has been sent home.
In Lancashire six schools and colleges have been affected so far. On Merseyside five have had issues. Sudley Junior School where half the pupils are back at home and in South Cumbria Ormsgill School in Barrow has a small number of pupils and staff self-isolating pending test results.
EXT. SCHOOL YARD
PETER MARSHALL (OVER): So how are pupils coping with the uncertainty knowing that at any stage they may end up back at home learning remotely?
SCHOOL PUPIL: Personally, I can concentrate on my school work so I think that’s good.
SCHOOL PUPIL: I think being taught in school is a lot better because we can ask teachers questions without having to go through emailing.
INT. CORRIDOR
PETER MARSHALL (OFF): Do you worry about your bubble having to go home?
SCHOOL PUPIL: Not really because I think we’ve got enough social distancing.
SCHOOL PUPIL: It worries me a little bit but I think we’ll be alright... yeah.
PETER MARSHALL (OVER): Headteacher representatives say the situation can be managed effectively to keep impact on children limited.
ZOOM LINK: NAHT UNION FOR SCHOOL LEADERS
SIMON KIDWELL: I’ve no doubt that we will learn but we also have a year that we have disruption where certain groups of children have to go home and isolate for fourteen days and I think it’s our job as school leaders to make sure that disruption is minimised by providing high quality home learning, communicating with parents and just saying that we want to work together with you to make sure our communities are safe.
EXT. SCHOOL YARD
PETER MARSHALL (OVER): At Penwortham, with staggered start and break times they hope the need to send pupils home can be avoided. Peter Marshall, BBC North West Tonight, Penwortham.
00:02:47
1. Outdoor Sink With Hot Water. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. 2 + 2 = ? Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
On The Case. Senior Assistant Headteacher's Mr Ramsdale and Mr Ward. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
Get Up Stand Up. Mr Mellor and Mr Owen in the ICT Room. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
Steven and Mark talk about building a network to sustain remote working, stripping computers from classrooms so that students could work remotely, Toots and The Maytals, and a Northern revolt. Recorded in the ICT Room on Friday 22 April 2022.
Segregated Yard in Autumn (Variation). Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
1. Mrs McLean in Reception. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Mrs Parker Working on Attendance. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
1. Year 7 Lunch Break, Room 22 (detail). Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Still Life With Digestion Tablets, Honey, Paracetamol and Shoes. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
1. Hazra Patel and Ambreen Mir, Catering Assistants, in the Kitchen. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. Kim Nelson, Catering Assistant and Karen Eatough, Catering Supervisor, in the Kitchen. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
Geraldine Gaskell, Catering Assistant, in the Dining Hall. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. A Zoom Meeting With Artist John Whalley. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. GB Olympian and Cirque du Soleil Acrobat, Marissa King, Demonstrates During a Zoom Session From Florida, United States. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 
The Dancing's Done. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
1. Mrs Pearson, Data and Examinations Officer. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Mrs Chohan in the Print Room. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
Mr Mercer Invigilating the November Examination Series. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
1.  Disused Lockers In Blue. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. Disused Lockers In Blue (detail). Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 3. Disused Lockers In Green. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 4. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. Disused Lockers In Green (detail).
1. Isolation Chair With Donuts, Cake and Ice Cream. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Test Kits and PPE. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
COVID 19 Home Test Kit. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. Ping Pong With PPE. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Davina and Sue. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
1. Reasons To Be Cheerful. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Mrs Snowdon, Curriculum Leader of English, in Her Classroom. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. The BBC Visit. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Peter Marshall Reports for the BBC. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 3. A Class is Filmed. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 4. Key Stage 3 Students Are Interviewed by BBC News Reporter Peter Marshall. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 5. Year 11 Students Are Interviewed by BBC News Reporter Peter Marshall. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
This period will be described as a ‘critical moment’ just before a second national lockdown on the 31 October 2020.
The BBC call to report on the current situation.
10 11 2020
BBC North West Tonight
00:00:00
INT. CLASSROOM
PETER MARSHALL (OVER): It may look like a normal class... but if you look closely you’ll see the teacher is wearing a headset so she can also communicate with children who are learning from home while self-isolating.
Pupils and teachers at Penwortham Girls’ High School have been on a steep learning curve.
INT. LIBRARY
CAROL WOODHOUSE: Some days you come in and you’re expecting to teach a class of, say, thirty two Year 11’s and you’ve got thirty two Year 11 but sixteen are sat in front of you and sixteen are sat at home logged onto Teams... I think we’ve got through it with good humour, by being kind to each other, and just doing the best we can.
INT. CORRIDOR
PETER MARSHALL (OVER): Since half term masks now have to be worn on corridors and communal areas and at any time the form group or Year group bubbles might have to be sent home if someone tests positive for COVID-19.
EXT. SCHOOL QUAD
PETER MARSHALL (OVER) Both Olivia and Tegan have had to learn from home in recent weeks.
OLIVIA: You don’t know if your lesson is going to continue, if there’s going to be technical issues, but at the end of the day at least the teachers are trying their utmost best to give you that same learning experience that you would get in school.
TEGAN: I think they’re definitely making sure that, for us, our Year 11 is going to be a memorable year rather than a stressful year and we can look back on it and think... yes, I’ve done the best I can do.
EXT. SCHOOL YARD
PETER MARSHALL (OVER): Nationally, the school watchdog Ofsted has been looking into the pandemic and school closures.
EXT. SCHOOL ENTRANCE
PETER MARSHALL (TO CAMERA): Ofsted’s report has found that some pupil’s concentration or their mental and physical stamina has reduced during the pandemic.
Some school leaders have reported that pupils appear fatigued or disconnected from learning.
EXT. SCHOOL YARD
PETER MARSHALL (OVER): The Headteacher says that’s not the case here.
KAREN POMOROY: For most students... they... recognise that there is this level of uncertainty and so when they are here they want to make the most of every lesson and every opportunity they are given.
EXT. SCHOOL QUAD
PETER MARSHALL (OVER): Twins Alice and Libby agree.
LIBBY: It’s really the only time you get out of the house so it’s... pretty easy (questioning) to just stay focussed and try to get all the work done.
ALICE: Yeah, I think it’s actually easier to concentrate than it was before because you’re not with so many different friends.
EXT. SCHOOL YARD
PETER MARSHALL (OVER): The Government’s launched a one billion pound COVID catch-up fund to support those children who need it.
INT. SCHOOL CORRIDOR
PETER MARSHALL (OVER): Peter Marshall, BBC North West Tonight, Penwortham.
00:02:23
1. Library Books Taped Up. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Mrs Woodhouse, Associate Assistant Headteacher, Is Interviewed by BBC News Reporter Peter Marshall. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
Mrs Pomoroy, Headteacher, Is Interviewed by BBC News Reporter Peter Marshall. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
Mr Mellor, ICT Manager in His Office as News of the Oxford Vaccine Breaks on BBC News. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
Steven and Mark talk about changeability, using existing technology to bring those working remotely into the classroom, thoughts on ICT, vaccines, getting COVID, and Track and Trace. Recorded in the ICT Room on Friday 22 April 2022.
Mrs Hall, Deputy Headteacher, in Her Biology Classroom. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
1. Mr Herbert, Associate Assitant Headteacher, in His History Classroom. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Mrs Sweeney, Lead Practitioner/Curriculum Leader of Mathematics, in Her Classroom in Winter. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
1. Sixty Seven Bags Containing Essential Items for Vulnerable Pupils. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Distributing Essential Items for Vulnerable Pupils. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 
1. Coronavirus Testing for Schools and Colleges From January. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Cleaner's Cupboard on the Last Day of Term Before Christmas. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 
Office Decorated. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
1. Entrance to the Assembly Hall. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Assembly Hall Now the Staffroom. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
1. Workstations Under the Stage. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Assembly Hall Now the Staffroom (From the Stage). Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. Workstations Behind Tape. Lancashire, North West England. 2020. 2. Zoombox. Lancashire, North West England. 2020.
Segregated Yard in Winter. Lancashire, England. 2021.
Seven Disposable Sampling Swabs. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. Mrs Gornall, Teacher of Technology, Dons Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Non-Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs) Specific to COVID-19. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. Mrs Murray, Senior Admin Officer, Enters Pupils into the GOV.UK Coronavirus Test Site. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 3. SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Lateral Flow Qualitative Testing Bay in the Gym. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. Mr Welsh, Site Supervisor, Prepares an Extraction Tube With SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Lateral Flow Solution. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. Preparing an Extraction Tube With SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Lateral Flow Solution. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Lateral Flow Qualitative Testing in the Gym in Winter. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
08 03 2021
BBC North West Today
00:00:00
EXT. SCHOOL ENTRANCE
ANDY GILL (OVER): Year seven pupils arrive at Penwortham Girls’ this morning, hand washing before their allowed in, and a teacher to tell them which classroom to head for... The pupils we spoke to were pleased to be back after more than two months home schooling.
EXT. SCHOOL YARD
SCHOOL PUPIL: I’m very happy because I’ve missed all my friends and home schooling just isn’t the same.
ANDY GILL (OFF): Were you nervous at all about coming back?
SCHOOL PUPIL: A little bit because we’ve been home for so long and now were just coming back to school, so a bit.
ANDY GILL (OVER): Older pupils arrive at a different entrance and at a staggered time to ensure social distancing. Those who normally take their GCSEs this year will have their grades assessed by the teachers rather than by exam.
GARY BOWLES: I think, certainly, there are challenges for our senior students who now have to go through a totally new system in terms of achieving grades for their GCSEs and that going to be new both for staff and for them.
TEGAN: I think, obviously it would have been nice if we had our original GCSE plan but with how COVID’s gone, I think it’s the best possible option that we’ve got.
EXT. SCHOOL YARD
ANDY GILL (OVER): The Government’s considering shorter holidays and longer school days to help pupils who’ve missed lessons but the head here says it would be wrong to be too negative about their progress during lockdown.
KAREN POMOROY: There’s too much out there about how much they’ve lost, how much they need to catch up on, and I think we’ve just got to get that balance and, you know, give these students the credit they deserve. They have been working hard for the past year.
INT. DINING HALL
ANDY GILL (OVER): These pupils are waiting for the results of COVID tests before they’re allowed into class. Pupils face regular testing and here that’s one of the hardest logistical challenges. The school has brought in volunteer parents to help. 
Andy Gill, BBC North West Today, Penwortham.
00:01:57
1. Mandy Ingham, BBC Camera Operator, Captures a Wireless Voice-Over From BBC Reporter, Andy Gill, Who Is Sitting in His Car. Due to BBC COVID Guidelines, The Reporter and Camera Operator Are Not Allowed To Sit Together in the Production Van. The Recording Will Be Used in a BBC News Story on Children Returning to School, Mass Testing and Compulsory Face Coverings in the Classroom. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. Mandy Ingham, BBC Camera Operator, and Andy Gill, BBC Reporter, Prepare a News Story on Children Returning to School, Mass Testing and Compulsory Face Coverings in the Classroom. Due to BBC COVID Guidelines, The Reporter and Camera Operator Are Not Allowed To Sit Together in the Production Van. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 3. Mandy Ingham, BBC Camera Operator, Edits Footage for The BBC News on Children Returning to School, Mass Testing and Compulsory Face Coverings in the Classroom. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. Mrs Cattanach, Associate Assistant Headteacher, On Morning Duty at the Entrance for Year 7. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. Handing Out a Facemask On Morning Duty at the Entrance for Year 7. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. A Year 7 Class in Room 22 (Left). Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. A Year 7 Class in Room 22 (Right). Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. A Year 8 Class in Room 31 (Left). Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. A Year 8 Class in Room 31 (Right). Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. A Year 9 Class in Room 25. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. A Year 9 Class in Room 26. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. A Year 10 Class in Room 47. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. A Year 11 Class in Room 1. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
COVID 19 Self-Test (Rapid Antigen Test) Kits Ready To Be Issued to Year 7 Students. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. COVID-19 Self Test Rapid Antigen Test Box. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. COVID-19 Self Test Rapid Antigen Test Contents. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. Donuts and Testing Kits in the Isolation Room. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. Cake, Ice Cream and Testing Bays in the Isolation Room. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. Yellow Bags, Gloves and Sanitiser For Use When Marking Books. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. Classroom Equipment Separated By Classroom To Avoid Cross-Contamination. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. Email. 2. Mrs Muncaster, Assistant Business Manager, in the Office. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. Miss Garlick, Teacher of English, in Her Drama Room. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. Actors From Touring Quantum Theatre After a Performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. Rev Adam Thomas and Rev Brian McConkey Lead Prayer at Whalley Abbey With Students From Penwortham Girls' High School. Whalley Abbey, Whalley, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England. 2021. 2. Miss Morris, Assistant Curriculum Leader and Lead Teacher of Art, Painting a Mural in the School Yard. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
Day Of Hope. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
1. SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Lateral Flow Qualitative Testing in the Gym in Summer. Lancashire, North West England. 2021. 2. Mr Owen, ICT and Music Technician, Enters Pupil Results into the GOV.UK Coronavirus Test Site. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
Injection Site of COVID 19 Vaccine. Lancashire, North West England. 2021.
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