School
by MC, London

“Life at the moment seems normal, sometimes you forget about COVID-19 but then something happens like someone walking around with a mask on, or you see a TikTok about washing your hands and then you realise it's not.

This time is worrying because no one has any idea what the future holds. You don't know when you're going to see your family and friends next, you don't know when you're going to go to school. For me, I couldn't see some of my family because they live on the other side of the world and COVID-19 was stopping me, my siblings and my parents from flying to meet them and therefore we couldn't be there for them. As well as all this it's my last year of primary school and I am not able to enjoy it and make the most of that time with my friends.

However, if you dig deep you can find the positives - like the fact that the whole world is coming together to fight against this virus, and that communities like ours are coming together too and clapping for the NHS workers who are saving lives. Also, throughout this time families are spending more time together and being more creative with the things they do. Sometimes I wonder when this tragic event is going to end but truly no one knows and that is what's worrying.”

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