Back To School 2020

The start of the school year has been deeply impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Children around the world have to adapt to hybrid, remote learning or going back to school with restrictions put in place. The school season has officially started all around the world and we interviewed children about their experiences.

Destinee Simon

@destynee_kym

Grade 5

Ontario, Canada

I’m both excited and nervous, I missed my friends and even my grade 4 teacher. Mom walks me through the protocols over and over so that I do my part to keep safe. I can’t wait to see my bff they coming to school too because their moms have to work.

Malena Searles

@nena_searles

Year 8

Sydney, Australia

“I like going to school and seeing my friends”

Grace Avera Pierce

@sprinklegraceco

First Grade

North Carolina, USA

I can’t wait to go back. Mom states, As long as protocols are followed then some form of normalcy is needed.

@ryleigh_latrice

Ryleigh Towner

Kindergarten

California, USA

I feel happy about kindergarten but sometimes it’s hard with using the computer and I really miss being in a classroom with my friends (she’s doing distance learning)

Albie

@Evo_albie

Staffordshire, UK

I’m a little bit scared, but I really want to see my friends. Change isn’t always bad.

Layla Fendley

@Layla.fendley

6th Grade

Arizona, USA

I don’t really like going back to school online. Staring at a screen all day is lonely and the connection issues frustrate me at times.i can’t wait until we can go back in person. I want to see my friends and hug them. I miss being able to hug people. I miss competitions in class. I miss being able to go to clubs and getting music lessons in person. I miss not having to worry about wearing a mask everywhere! I just want to enjoy my last year of elementary with my friends.

E’niah Anderson

@eniahanderson

3rd Grade

North Carolina, USA

I’m so excited! I can’t wait to see my friends again!

Makaio

@makaiodaboss325

Massachusetts, USA

7th Grade

It’s a weird feeling. Part of me feels blah, because I’ve been spending so much time at home and now I’m kind of used to it. But on the other hand I’m excited to see my friends. I haven’t seen most of them since things shut down. We are doing hybrid so two days in school and three days online.

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