KIDS being homeschooled in lockdown have been boosted by receiving new workbooks that have been rapidly delivered to them by a Droitwich firm.

The Droitwich Sign and Print Co had been working with Spa schools to ensure that children forced to self isolate for Covid reasons had workbooks, printed at short notice, delivered to them.

When the latest lockdown was announced the firm, based at Design House in North Street, stepped up their efforts and workbooks were printed for children in seven classes and delivered within 24 hours for school children to start their home schooling immediately.

Northwick Manor Primary School in Worcester was one of the schools that has benefited. Sian Williams, headteacher of the school said: "The booklets looked amazing and really professional, there was no way we could have produced them to that standard in the tight time frame we had," she said.

"The children really enjoy working on the activities in their learning booklets and because the teachers have planned them in line with what they are covering in class, they can build on what they are currently learning at home remotely.

"Having the flexibility to get DS&P to mass produce them so quickly means that there is no break in learning and the children continue to make progress and this is so important."

Mark Hanson, managing director of the firm, said they had seen that the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up many challenges for Spa schools and they had risen to it in such a positive and inspiring way, so staff at the firm wanted to do their bit.

The managing director said: "We have developed a system where schools are able to call and request their workbooks to be printed, often at short notice. "These workbooks are designed to ensure children who are requested to isolate do not have an interruption in their education.

"We are really proud to play a small part in helping both schools and the children to continue seamless learning."