According to the government, schools are planned to open on the 1st June 2020, starting with primary schools. So what do pupils and parents think of this plan to start bringing the education system out of lockdown?
I interviewed, my brother, Saqib, a year 9 student. He said: “I don’t think its useful for schools to be shutdown, it’s difficult to do your work at home because you get distracted quite a lot but in schools it’s an environment for working which is not the same when you’re in home. I prefer working at school. They [the government] could’ve shut it [schools] earlier, the governments response could’ve been quicker.”
Although, children are learning from home they still get homework most likely via email. I interviewed my father, he said “You need to motivate your children for their work by being a role model, speaking with them, explaining the work and being friendly with them.”
My mother also helped us with organisation, she helped us categorise every piece of work, helped us make a timetable. She fed us, made sure we slept enough and made sure we did enough work as well as giving enough time for other activities such as sport.
by Tashif Mehmood Jajja, Junior Journalist from the Atfal Trainee Scheme