Despite uncertainty regarding the future of COVID-19, an increase of cases across Europe, as well as fears of a second wave in autumn, one thing is certain: most parents across Europe want to send their children back to school.
It is fair to say that 2020 so far has hit most of us like a sledgehammer, challenging what we consider as ‘normal’ life on a daily basis. However, despite the uncertainly, worry, stress and juggling COVID-19 has created, it has also presented a number of opportunities.
When it comes to creating memories and having a break from all of the homeschooling, you can’t really beat a family holiday. They’re fun, normally more relaxing than the day-to-day at home, and ultimately the perfect occasion for you and your family to create lasting memories.
So that’s a wrap! We made it to the end of term. A very different term with so many different challenges. It has pushed my patience to the limits, challenged me in ways I didn’t think were possible, but most of all I’m really proud how all four children have handled this very strange period in time. We’ve created a lifetime of memories in a few months.
COVID-19 has rocked the world in many ways. How has it altered how you deal with the day-to-day? Are you a front-line worker who strips off the moment you walk through your door, so you can wash off the day and minimise the risk to your family? Perhaps since the restrictions have begun to lift you are someone who has developed a system for keeping things clean and minimising the risk of the virus in your home through cleaning and washing rituals?
Outside of school catch up and check in sessions here are a few of the things we’ve been up to this week.
This week began a little differently to the others, with one of the children going into school for a two hour session. Today was just for year 7 pupils. The school did a brilliant job and children seemed happy, appearing with a cereal bar and a pack of antibacterial wipes at the end of the session.
We started this week with high hopes for the weather. The forecast was good, so we were hoping to be outside a lot more again. The week started off very gloomy though, not at all what was forecast.