- Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s school, Thomas’s Battersea, is asking students to stay home because of coronavirus.
- George and Charlotte will learn remotely and continue their coursework online.
I guess it was only a matter of time before the coronavirus had an effect on Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s life. In an abundance of caution, the royal family has been making adjustments to their calendars over the past couple of days. For example, Queen Elizabeth just canceled her annual Buckingham Palace Garden parties (which is a huge bummer), and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are observing quarantine just to be safe. Following suit, George and Charlotte’s royal school, Thomas’s Battersea, is taking the same precautions to keep their students safe during the pandemic by moving their learning online—thank God.
Thomas’s Battersea has asked parents to keep their children at home because of the pandemic, and revealed that they will continue teaching students remotely through online lessons. The good news is that George and Charlotte won’t have to learn online for very long—the online lessons being on March 20, but their semester wraps up on March 26.
For the record, the school itself won’t be truly closed. Parents that are too busy to take care of their children during the day will still be able to take their kids to school. Thomas’s Battersea made a statement with the information, and wrote:
“Due to the increasing numbers of children and staff being absent from school due to the Coronavirus situation, Thomas’s London Day Schools have decided to move to remote learning from Friday 20 March.”
“From this date the curriculum will be taught through online learning platforms and we have asked parents to keep their children at home and to access their lessons through this system. This will ensure that children have continuity of learning when they are unable to attend school.”
“In cases where families are not in a position to keep their children at home (such as those who are ‘front line staff’ in the medical profession, for example), the school will remain physically open until the last day of term, Thursday, 26 March. We appreciate the support of our school community as we continue to provide the best possible solution for our pupils during these challenging times.”
Glad the school is exercising caution during this strange time!