LEARNING IN LOCKDOWN
I have finished Year 6 and it has been frustrating to have missed out on the final few months of primary school. Believe it or not, I am disappointed to have missed my SATS too! However, recently I asked myself: “Have there been any positives about living in lockdown?” Surprisingly, a fair few came to mind! I got to grips with technology like never before! Whether it was learning on laptops, using Zoom, answering emails or approaching my teachers for help virtually, I realised learning from a distance is possible! We have the great power to
IT is impossible to deny that the past few months have been challenging for children who have had to miss months of school life. adapt – who knew an app could teach you fractions? We even made a cheesecake with my teacher on Zoom!
Lockdown showed me just how important friendships are. I enjoyed coming up with creative ways to connect and even sent hand-written letters to cheer my friends up! Socially distant picnics in the garden are not just possible, but enjoyable!
As a family, we shared so many meals together. Sometimes we had three meals a day together and I was amazed at how much there was to talk about!
Living in lockdown showed me the importance of fitness and wellbeing. I aimed to do at least 10,000 steps a day, regular runs in the open air and short bursts of exercise with my family.
History will remember us as people who made a difference during a global crisis.
All young people in this country have done their bit and should feel proud. I certainly do.