Allow children to perform school Christmas plays infront of their parents

Allow children to perform school Christmas plays infront of their parents

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Kirsty Jones started this petition to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) and

A child’s first year at school is so special and so important. The first or many cherished moments in their school life and a real milestone for both parents and child. Unfortunately the children who have started school in reception during a pandemic are already missing out on so many opportunities which help to develop their social and emotional life skills, for example they are unable to eat in the school dining hall or partake in school assemblies and many other typical school experiences that usually occur daily/weekly but have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

Children have missed out on so much this year, it has had a detrimental impact on their mental health and emotional well being not to mention their learning. Given the terrible year they have endured, Christmas should be just as, if not more special this year. 

I feel it is so important for Christmas plays, concerts & nativities to go ahead and give children the chance to perform in front of their parents and not a camera lens. 
For the children in reception, this would be their first ever Christmas performance, it breaks my heart to think that we are being robbed of this special moment of first with our children. 

I do not see why children can not perform their Christmas plays to small groups of parents at one time, in the playground outside or in a big hall, with parents observing social distancing, wearing masks and sitting a minimum of 2m apart. 

For many children who have started school this year, they will not have had the chance to show their work that has been displayed or their workbooks or even their own classroom to their parents. Many parents have not even seen the classroom that their child spends 30+ hrs a week, as they are not allowed inside. Giving the children the opportunity to perform to a live audience of parents will boost their confidence and self esteem, giving them a real sense of achievement and something to be proud of. 
 
Our children are only little once, please help to protect these precious memories in our child’s life, memories that as parents, we will cherish forever. There is a safe way, please sign the petition to allow parents to be able to sit (safely) in an audience and watch their child perform in their first ever Christmas play. 

Thank you

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