Heavenly Father, they say it takes a village to raise a child,
It also takes a village to educate one.
We give thanks for teachers, governors, carers, parents and children,
For the extraordinary thoughtfulness in these extraordinary times
For those who have worked so hard to juggle work, family and home-schooling
For teachers who have reached out to keep children connected
For governors who have had to make very difficult decisions
And for the children who have put up with so many changes,
Yet teach us all what resilience and optimism can look like.
We ask for your blessing on everyone in education
From administration staff to school caretakers
Teaching assistants to Head teachers
School governors to pupils,
In Jesus name,