Health staff cheered by students’ praise
Medical staff at the Royal Darwin Hospital were delighted to receive complimentary messages from Nakara Primary School students.
Aware of the dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic, about 27 children from Year 1 expressed their gratitude for the unstinting work of the health professionals.
Teacher Joanne Green said: “We’ve been doing social studies on the virus to keep the students informed.
“As teachers, our instruction has targeted those who are helping us in these difficult times, and how we can make them feel appreciated.
“The students know doctors are trying to help us avoid illness and make us better.
“They chose to write to the medical team for caring for us, but also Coles workers for keeping us fed, and journalists for providing up to date information about coronavirus.”
Three Year 1 teachers — Joanne Green, Elaine Rideout and Emma Vanmunster — coordinated the activity.
The students’ messages will be installed in the coronavirus wards, the pandemic clinic, the laboratory and emergency department.