Wacky hair, odd shoes and bright clothing are some of the ways Eltham Primary School pupils have kept learning fun throughout the Covid-19 alert levels.

Principal Kathryn Pick says during the month of June, pupils and staff have been participating in "Funky Fun Fridays".

"When we first came back to school under alert level 2, the staff wanted to divert the focus from Covid-19. We wanted to take away the fear of returning to school in such an unusual time.

Eltham Primary School pupils and staff dressed in backwards clothing, wacky hair and odd shoes and socks. Photo / Supplied
Eltham Primary School pupils and staff dressed in backwards clothing, wacky hair and odd shoes and socks. Photo / Supplied

"It was important to us to re-establish and focus on relationships with the pupils and improve their wellbeing. We thought what better way to do that then to dress-up in wacky and bright clothes."

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The classes have chosen the themes of the days.

"We've had bright and colourful, a combination of wacky hair, odd shoes and backwards clothing and pyjamas."

Last week, on June 12, the school had its last Funky Fun Friday.

Room one pupils with teacher Faye Wilson and school principal Kathryn Pick in their pyjamas. Photo / Supplied
Room one pupils with teacher Faye Wilson and school principal Kathryn Pick in their pyjamas. Photo / Supplied

"The theme was ugly and outrageous."

She says the pupils have enjoyed dressing up.

"They looked forward to the Funky Fun Fridays. We wanted to remind the pupils school is a safe place where they can have fun as well as following the Covid-19 rules and regulations."

Room three pupils with teacher aides Louise Corsto (far left), Jess Linton and class teacher Celeste McLean (right). Photo / Supplied
Room three pupils with teacher aides Louise Corsto (far left), Jess Linton and class teacher Celeste McLean (right). Photo / Supplied

She says she wanted the pupils to have something light-hearted.

"We wanted to make sure the children felt okay. By having the Funky Fun Fridays, the children had something to look forward to, be able to have fun and 'let their hair down'."

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