He might be just five years old but Henry Sangster from North Yorkshire won't let age get in the way of laying down the law!

Henry is due back at Richmond Methodist Primary School next week when it re-opens.

The school, like others across the county, has put in place measures to keep their pupils and staff safe and he wanted to spread the message about handwashing, social distancing and not being able to eat lunch in the dining room before he went back.

His little sister Olivia also makes a small appearance in the video - she's just two and loves dressing up in Henry’s uniform and pretending she’s at school.

Henry demonstrates staying 2 metres apart Credit: North Yorkshire Council

“I enjoyed making this video for my friends because I miss school and I am excited to go back and see them and Mrs Swinbank, my teacher.” >

Henry Sangster

Pupils across the county will return to school from June 1.

Measures to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 have been put in place in each school opening, including:

  • staggered opening times

  • one-way systems in hallways

  • eating lunch in classrooms rather than the dining hall.

Henry is filmed giving out advice such as washing hands frequently and staying 2 metres apart Credit: North Yorkshire Council

“Henry has been home schooling during lockdown. We had received guidance from the school the previous evening about the measures which will be in place for the children returning. “So we decided to put a video together introducing the guidance to Henry in a fun way.

Henry’s parents, Jessica and Ross