Kind gestures by two high street retailers have ensured that each pupil attending Monmouthshire’s hub schools for children of key workers will enjoy the welcome treat of Easter eggs. Thanks to the generosity of W H Smith of Bristol’s Cribbs Causeway shopping centre and Wilkinson’s Magor depot, 180 children received Easter eggs at schools in Abergavenny, Caldicot, Chepstow, Rogiet, Monmouth and Raglan. Pupils have been supervised and taught by school-based staff but over the Easter holidays they will be replaced by staff redeployed from the council’s MonLife service in two premises – Deri View Primary School, Abergavenny and Caldicot’s Dewstow Primary School. Councillor Richard John, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member for Children, Young People and MonLife said: “I’m very grateful to both organisations for providing Easter eggs to those pupils within our seven key worker hub schools. These will be much appreciated I’m sure when they open them on Easter Sunday! I’d also like to thank our wonderful school staff who have successfully adapted to a new form of working in premises other than those in which are normally based while observing practices relating to social distancing. This guarantees that key workers may be confident their children can continue their education overseen by experienced and proficient personnel. I’m also sure that the skills MonLife staff will bring to the schools over the holidays will keep the children fully engaged.”