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I just wanted to say how lovely it was to be listening to what you have to offer and the wonderful learning activities. I am looking forward to engaging with parents differently. THANK YOU, and I will join you each Thursday!

Katrina Nicholson

Reception Teacher and Community Lead, Chapel Street Primary, Manchester.




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