I think I speak for all of us – staff, students and parents – when I say that it is so wonderful to all be back at school again! It has been really interesting to talk to students about their remote learning experience and how it compares to face-to-face learning at school.
It seemed that many students had positive things to say about remote learning; they enjoyed:
• Spending more time with family
• Having more flexibility over their daily routine
• Learning from older siblings
• The freedom to stay in your pyjamas all day!
Though, it is fair to say that the majority of students (and parents and teachers!) prefer learning at school because:
• Not all tasks require computer time
• Teachers are on hand to explain ideas and activities
• Friends can catch up and play together
• Having a routine is comforting
Remote learning definitely posed challenges for all of us but we can all take pride in how we managed to pull together as a school community. One student summed the experience up nicely:
“Remote learning was a tough time - I had to learn to break the ice with my bare hands! I had to try my best to succeed to get it over and done with. If I have learned something during remote learning, it is that the ice melts eventually even if I can’t smash it!”