A VIDEO of teachers encouraging their pupils to be positive and stay strong during the coronavirus lockdown has proved an instant hit.

The three-minute video by Charles Darwin Community Primary School features headteacher Adam Croft, all the teachers, teaching assistants, the caretaker and cook, as well as the school dog Dexter.

It features staff in their gardens holding words from a poem about doing your best and being positive, a very appropriate message in the current circumstances.

The video was created by year 2 teacher Sharon Ronald, who came up with the idea after parents she met while out for a walk said their children were asking about their teachers.

She said: “We found a poem about doing your best, and every teacher sent a picture of themselves in their garden holding a decorated word from the poem or a rainbow.

“The video is aimed at lifting everyone’s spirits, and since it went up on the school’s Facebook page and twitter account on Friday it has had more than 5,700 views on Facebook.

“Lots of parents have commented on the video, and said their children have loved seeing the teachers’ faces.”

The video is accompanied by the soundtrack of ‘Here Comes The Sun’, and the poem which features reads – ‘Some days are better/Some days are worse/ Look for the blessing/Instead of the curse/. Be positive. Stay strong and get enough rest/ You can’t do it all/But you can do your best’.