Wishing pupils, teachers and staff a happy summer holiday
Cllr Jayne Francis, cabinet member for education, skills and culture, says thank you to everyone for their hard work during the last academic year.
"This week marks the end of the academic year and the start of the summer holidays. To all the school children in Birmingham I would like to say a large 'well done' for all that you have achieved during what has been a difficult year for you all.
"I know that your teachers are all so proud of the way that you adjusted to doing your school work at home and how well you've done since being back in the classroom. You should be proud of everything that you have achieved this year and I hope you can enjoy your summer holidays and look forward to returning to school in September.
"To all teachers across Birmingham I would like to extend my thanks to you for the incredible commitment that you have shown to your vocation this academic year. I know the challenges of the pandemic have been huge but your resilience and hard work has been greatly appreciated.
"I would like to say thank you to all of the parents and carers who have helped to support school children at home, giving up their time to ensure that children kept up with their school work, often whilst trying to work from home themselves.
"I hope that next year both pupils and teachers will be able to enjoy a normal school year, but for now I would like to wish all of you a wonderful summer holiday."