Con­cerns for those in their fi­nal school year

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPIN­ION | YOUR SAY - SAM TURNER

THE class of 2020 be­gan its sec­ond term this week, ad­her­ing to the strict guide­lines set out due to the Covid-19 pan­demic.

Stu­dents have been ad­vised to stay home and learn on­line, while chil­dren of es­sen­tial work­ers have been al­lowed to at­tend school.

Pri­mary and high school stu­dents are now at­tend­ing school, in per­son and on­line, dur­ing what is con­sid­ered un­prece­dented times in our his­tory.

Par­ents, teach­ers, and stu­dents are now ea­gerly wait­ing for the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment to make its next de­ci­sion on May 17 on whether th­ese mea­sures will con­tinue for the next few months.

Stu­dent in this year’s se­nior classes are un­der ex­treme pres­sure.

Th­ese last few terms for the Year 12s are cru­cial in de­cid­ing their fu­ture.

I grad­u­ated in 2012 and I found it stress­ful enough when there was no trace of Covid-19 in our so­ci­ety.

I wouldn’t blame the class of 2020 for feel­ing anx­ious, and stressed dur­ing this na­tional health cri­sis.

I do be­lieve th­ese re­stric­tions are nec­es­sary as the curve is be­gin­ning to de­crease across the coun­try.

Let’s just hope our Year 12s can see their way through it, achiev­ing the best they can dur­ing th­ese times.

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