TWO teachers have turned their own families’ experiences of the coronavirus crisis into a book to help other youngsters.

Rachael Fairclough and Jessica Sharman, who work at St Anthony’s Girls Catholic Academy, in Sunderland, have together created The Quarantine Quads – a rhyming story about three children and a dog and their lives during Covid-19.

Rachael, a RE teacher and head of year eight, started to keep a video diary about her children six-year-old Violet, Pearl, five, and 12-month-old Clara from the moment lockdown began.

Their experiences, and that of Jessica's new dog, inspired the story alongside illustrations by art teacher Jessica.

Rachael said: “I decided to create a video diary of what the girls were doing, from PE sessions with Joe Wicks online to having lessons at home to the weekly clap for carers.

“And I decided to turn it into a story which hopefully would help other children to realise that they weren’t the only ones going through these very strange times.”

The book is available via Amazon, with part of the profits going to the NSPCC.

“It’s been a really fun project to do and of course my girls love the fact they’re the subject of a book,” said Rachael.

“But I really hope it will also help other children who may have been concerned about what they’ve been though the last few months.”

The Quarantine Quads is aimed at primary school age children and is £6.99.