|26 Feb 2021|
|Elizabeth College Now|
We set ourselves a huge challenge as one of our most recent Community Events, which was to create a photomosaic of our iconic Elizabeth College building, filled with more than 1400 portraits encompassing our entire College community: from our youngest students, to staff, parents and Old Elizabethans. Thanks to all of their supportive efforts, we are both pleased and proud to announce the release of our fantastic photomosaic creation and hope you enjoy it.
Each week during Guernsey’s lockdown, while students have been unable to be together at school, they have been encouraged to participate in various virtual events. These events are specifically designed to enable students to feel connected to their peers and teachers, despite being physically apart.
Chris Eyton-Jones, Assistant Principal (Pastoral and Wellbeing) is responsible for the Virtual School Community Events programme. Each event in the series is designed to engage the whole of the Elizabeth College community from the youngest children in Pre-School through to parents and Old Elizabethans.
The idea for Community Events began in 2020 during Guernsey’s first lockdown, and the popular series was restarted in 2021 when Virtual School returned. The Community Events have included: the creation of the ‘Lockdown Cookbook’ full of amazing recipes that showed families coming together and spending time in the kitchen; writing letters to the residents of Guernsey’s Care Homes to show support to other members of our island community; students and staff re-creating and filming their favourite ‘great sporting moment’; Race at your Pace saw the College community taking part in a running challenge to be active and promote good mental health; and a historical treasure hunt encouraged students to enjoy the great outdoors and all that the island has to offer.
Chris Eyton-Jones said:
“We really value the breadth of our community at Elizabeth College and it has been a pleasure to create something special out of what has been a challenging time.
I am very proud of the photomosaic; it is a new piece of the school’s history from a time we have all lived through which will remind us in the future, that despite the challenges of lockdown, the Elizabeth College community worked together on ideas to keep us all connected and supported.”
This week’s School Community Event is to host a second virtual quiz following on from the success of the last one which saw over 400 people take part.