NO HUGS FOR GRANDAD
As our new normal life begins, our quarantine life comes to an end. For the first couple of weeks in quarantine people had no idea what to do, as no-one had any idea of what was really going on in the world.
Throughout the whole 13 weeks of quarantine grandparents couldn’t see their grandchildren and grandchildren couldn’t give their grandparents a hug. For some people that was very hard. This was one of the most difficult things for me.
For all of quarantine everyone has been so bored – but not me.
I had fun whilst doing school work Then I would go see my auntie who was my main childcare as my mum is a key worker and is still at work. Once there we would do PE with Joe to help start the day fully. We would then later go on about a two hour dog walk around Warkworth. Once home I would have dinner, go to sleep and do it all again the next day.
Now I’m back at school and I’m really happy to be back, only I don’t do as long walks as I have done, however at least we are trying to get back to normal.
STAY SAFE. BE CAREFUL. PROTECT YOURSELF
Next step, cuddles with grandad, and horseriding!
BAK 2 SKOOLZ
The last few months have been difficult, but finally things are returning to normal. Shops are opening, we can see our friends and soon schools will be open again for everyone. It’s exciting, but at the same time I’m terrified to be back amongst people and trying to live an ordinary life.
Over the lockdown period, schools have been setting work online (primarily through Google Drive at JCSC), but this means that when we go back to school people will be at different levels of education, because not everyone has been accessing it. Personally, I have found that the work set is good, enough to keep me thinking about each of the subjects- however it is challenging to teach yourself what you don’t know, so I have found that I haven’t learnt very much.
I don’t know what’s going to happen when we return, currently social distancing is easier in schools because there are less people, but what happens when we are all back in one classroom? It’s worrying to think about but I know it will all work out, corona can’t last forever.
Known officially as C/2020 F3, this specific comet was discovered on March 27, 2020, by astronomers during the NEOWISE mission of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer space telescope.
This comet orbits the Sun, not the newspaper, the star! You could see Comet NEOWISE just after sunset from July 13 to 19. You had to face northwest at dusk, and have a clear view of the northwestern horizon.
This photo of the comet over Warkworth Castle was taken by Adrian Jannetta.
TIME IS RELATIVE
Time is a funny thing. It feels like it changes if we are bored or if we’re doing something very fun. When out with friends or doing something we like, time seems to fly by so fast that you don’t even notice. However, when you do these things too often it could get very boring, and time would go slower and slower and slower. Another place time goes by slowly is school. If only people made an invention called non boring school 2000!
Lockdown for me went by quickly as I moved to a new house and it seems like cleaning and moving heavy things makes time go by quickly? When it was a nice day we would go for a walk along the beach (so tempting to go in the water) but when it was raining we stopped inside and slept all day (boring ).
By Hannah (and William)
TV SHOWS YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY WATCH
Like many, during lockdown I have been binging through Netflix and finding a lot of new and interesting shows, so I thought I’d share some of my favourites.
She-ra and the Princess of Power- this is supposed to be aimed at young children, but me and Lily have become obsessed. It has princesses, talking horses and robots, so what more could you want?
Brooklyn 99- for a slightly more mature audience, b99 is a comedy about police in New York that I’ve been rewatching with the fam. It’s very funny and covers important topics.
The Good Place- I watched this a little while ago, but have been meaning to rewatch because it was so good. So many unsuspecting plot twists and iconic moments.
I hope you enjoy watching these as much as I did 🙂
RESULTS DAY WON’T BE THE SAME
On 20 August, it’s GCSE results day, although this year it’s going to be very different to usual. A few months ago, we weren’t even sure if we’d be able to go to the school to collect our results or if we’d have to get them sent to us, but thankfully we’re able to go and see our friends as we get our grades. The only problem is, what are these grades going to be?
The corona virus means that we didn’t do our exams, which was a relief in some ways. It meant we didn’t have to go through a month of pure stress and revising. However, this means that our grades are going to be based off of target grades and mock results which, for a lot of people, aren’t the best they could’ve done, and there’s no way of telling if this will be taken into account.
Many students also think that it’s a life experience that’s been taken away, meaning that results day won’t be the same. It’s a prediction of how we would’ve done, not what we actually achieved.
“Results day will be different because we haven’t had the opportunity to fully prove ourselves.” Says Faith Bell, a GCSE student at JCSC, “We also haven’t had the chance to experience what exams would’ve been like with real invigilators. Two years of our lives were for nothing.”
Results day is still going to have the nervous excitement of opening an envelope and getting our grades, but whether they’ll be the grades we would’ve got in the real exam or not is unclear. We just have to trust that our teachers know us well enough to give us the results we deserve.
How did you get on during lockdown? Check out Lily’s brilliant Corona Diary