A PRIMARY school in Barry has devised some innovative ways to stay in touch with pupils and to stimulate and motivate them during the coronavirus lockdown.

Staff at Oak Field Primary School, in Gibbonsdown, have been delivering food essentials within the community on a daily basis.

And with grants received from various organisations such as the covid-19 small grants scheme for Vale of Glamorgan groups, they have prepared packs of colouring books and crayons and compiled craft kits.

The children can then create rainbow bookmarks and masks and a kit to create a card to send to family members that they may not be able to see.

The packs include a stamped envelope which the children have posted on their hour’s daily exercise.

Future kits will include home baking projects and the staff are keen to explore how to provide something that will keep the children not only mentally but physically active.

The school has been successful in securing additional funds to buy sports equipment for the children to share at home.

A school spokeswoman said: “The Oak Field community always rally around when things are tough and the incredibly positive feedback that the staff has received will only spur them on to come up with ever more creative ideas.”