Parents have praised the ‘wonderful’ work being done by their children’s primary school staff.

Beith Primary School and Early Years is normally filled with 440 kids, but since it closed teachers and support staff have made a huge effort to keep in touch.

Parents contacted the Herald to tell us about some of the ways in which they feel supported by the school.

One said: “It has touched so many parent’s hearts what they have done and they should be shown how much parents appreciate them taking the time as well as dealing with their own kids.”

Elaine Mann, acting headteacher, said: “I am extremely proud of the staff and the wider school.

“The health and wellbeing of our pupils is our top priority.”

Beith PS staff have been making videos, recording book readings, setting challenges for the children and supporting parents where they can.

They even performed a song from the film The Greatest Showman using Makaton sign language to connect with the kids who they haven’t been able to be with.

In response, the children made their own video of them performing a song, with words written by Mrs MacGillivray, called This is Beith.

The senior management team have been sending home a weekly assembly, setting challenges for them to do at home.

One parent said: “It’s so good for the kids to see their teachers’ smiling faces.”

A teacher who lives in Beith, Mrs Roulston, has been using her daily walk to visit her children to have a wee chat, give them a wave and check in with them and their parents.

Mrs Kennedy, along with parents, has been helping deliver food packages to families supplied by Nosh.

Mrs Mann said: “During this challenging time we’re supporting each other.

“Beith is a great community.

“We’re trying to make things as fun as possible and the children love to see a familiar face.”