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  • Susan May

What about the kids?

In the scheme of things, with so many losing so much, it’s a small thing to consider the losses of this graduating year of students, the class of 2020. I’ve got one of those at home today seeming, just for a moment, a little lost. He’s bravely trudged to school this week and steadfastly refused my pleas to discontinue attending. I work from home, so he doesn’t need to go.

You'd think that many students might be thinking Yahoo, yippee! No school! Or at least, Yay, no teachers. And until the last two years, that would have been my son who has had a real love-hate relationship with school. He doesn’t quite fit in to the education system. However, he’s really knuckled down in the last eighteen months and come to terms with what needs to be done for his future. We've always told him to do his best and try and enjoy school as much as possible. You know, look for the positives.

We must remember, us the parents and they the educators, the idea that this is quite possibly the toughest, as well as the most rewarding year of their lives, has been drilled into these kids for eleven years, plus two (if we’re counting kindergarten and pre-primary). This was to be the culmination of everything they’d strived to achieve. When they began this year they knew, without a doubt, t