A NUMBER of schools have reopened their doors to pupils after more than ten weeks of closure due to the coronavirus crisis.

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 were able to return as of yesterday, with many having been out of school for ten weeks.

Among the schools reopening its doors in Furness is Pennington C of E Primary School in Ulverston.

The school has been open throughout lockdown for vulnerable children and children of keyworkers.

However, now the school has opened its doors to all pupils.

Headteacher Helen Storey said a number of measures have been taken to ensure classrooms are safe.

She said: “After a period of consultation - a parents questionnaire, a staff questionnaire and a number of discussions and governors meetings - we decided that we would plan for the return of Year 6 and on June 1, 20/28 children returned to school.

“They have been split into two classrooms and breaks, lunches and start and finish times have been staggered.

“Children are working with the same staff members and will not meet or join with other groups.

“All staff have been provided with bumbags containing PPE if required and extra cleaning and sanitising resources are used regularly in all rooms.

“Children are not wearing uniform to enable parents to wash clothes daily.

“We will decide later on this week about what our next step may be and will continue to consult with our school community.”

St Pius X Catholic Primary School also reopened to pupils yesterday, posting a video of its socially distanced classrooms, new signage with instructions on staying safe and available hand sanitiser.