SCHOOLCHILDREN have found a way to pay tribute to our key worker and everyday heroes in light of the pandemic.

Following on from remembering our military heroes on Armistice Day and thanking them for their service and sacrifice, infants at the Federation of St Mary Primary School wanted to show their appreciation for our Everyday Heroes during the second lockdown.

To do this, the children and staff held an Everyday Heroes day on Thursday, November 12.

This saw children coming in dressed as doctors, nurses, teachers, police, firefighters, dads, mums, veterans, soldiers, farmers, fishermen and even Michelle Obama and a Member of Parliament.

Life size figures were then placed on the corner of Victoria Road.

Katherine Grange, head of the Infants School, said: "I feel that during these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to celebrate milestones together with friends.

St Helens Star:

"On the last Friday of each month we will be celebrating the birthdays of any child who has had a birthday during that month.

"The ‘birthday’ children can come to school in their own clothes and there will be a few party games with their classmates to celebrate.

"It's about giving them some kind of normality and celebration during these times, and making them realise, in a way they can understand, how people are working hard to help us at this difficult time.

St Helens Star:

"A member of the public got in touch and said: 'Sat in traffic this morning at the top of Victoria Road. The children of St Marys looked fantastic dressed as key workers/heroes. Thank you for the smiles, just what we needed.'

"From many of the positive comments that we’ve received it sounds like we have put a smile on many of the community’s faces.

St Helens Star:

"The children enjoyed every minute of the day and we couldn’t have done this without the support of our school family who are always extremely supportive and for that I am grateful."