Jill Fernie-Clarke, Head of Blackpool School of Arts, shares this video with her students.
A transcript is below.
We've been working remotely now for about three weeks.
I hope you're all keeping well.
Our priority here at Blackpool School of Arts has first and foremost been to keep in touch with you.
So we want to know that you're doing OK. And if you are finding this present situation quite testing and stressful, we'll do our best to support you through that.
Secondly, we would like you to keep working. Your tutors have been amazing at getting things online and they're ready for you on Canvas, Seesaw, Discord and other platforms like Teams.
I know there's lots of brilliant activity. And most of you are managing to engage and to carry on with your work. We want to support you through this difficult time.
There are some frequently asked questions on the website. Sometimes we don't have the answer to all of the questions. Sometimes we're waiting for the government, for example, or from awarding bodies to give us details of what's happening with for example, qualifications.
So as soon as we know, some of that information will go up on the frequently asked questions bit of the website, which I know lots of people are finding very useful.
While some of you are getting on great with working virtually, others are finding it less easy. Everybody works at their own pace - so please just keep going. You'll get there, and there are lots of positive things coming out of this. Some work has been sent to me that looks amazing.
And I do pick up the tracker. And cause for celebration notices when they're come out. So I know some of you are doing really well.
And if you don't feel you're doing really well, do keep in touch with your tutors. Some tutors are still waiting for students to contact them.
So do have a look and see when it's possible for you to access information from those people. Everyone's learning and working in different ways.
And it seems to be working out really well. So take care of yourselves, and we'll look forward to seeing you hopefully in the not too distant future.