OUR MP says schools must reopen as soon as possible.

Caroline Ansell said last night: “Today, I spoke to headteachers of many schools in Eastbourne and Willingdon and I would like to thank them for all they have done.

The online learning schools have developed in this pandemic represents a digital leap and the government continues with support as those eligible for free school meals will still receive them but there is no substitute for the classroom and I will be pressing for measures to allow schools to safely reopen as soon as possible.

The effect of this pandemic on schoolchildren of all ages is deep and wide.”