A mother tells of her daughter's enrolment in school in the times of Corona
At the school enrolment ceremony there were restrictions on the number of people who could attend. It was noticed. At the school enrolment there were also two groups, each with three classes, which had programs at different times. And it was probably also new that no older children had prepared the program. Only teachers had done that.
At the time of the shutdown, Corona was a big issue, as the measures turned our usual everyday life upside down. Fortunately, many things have now returned to normal. The topic or rather the measures made me angry above all. Politically seen and what you have seen in the media, a lot of things revolve around Corona. Because of this focus, other important problems, such as climate change, which has global consequences, take a back seat. Or, as a result of the shutdown, problems arise at other levels which, in my opinion, have not been given sufficient attention.
For many children, the contact restrictions had consequences. Children need children. The educational inequality was also only fueled by the measures that were adopted. At the same time, the "classic" distribution of roles in partnerships with children has increased again. The points I have mentioned naturally concern me as a mother and as a woman.
Emma is very happy that she can go to school now. But she thinks the disease is stupid. She says this so literally, because she knows that she hasn't had any contact with her friends for a long time because of it. At school she has to wear a mouthguard in the corridors - as far as I know, the only restriction for her that she notices. But that does not bother her. She quickly internalized the rules of hygiene.
The disease hasn't gone away. Right now, infection rates are climbing again. However, I think the likelihood of corona cases at the school is low right now. This can change quickly - we must be prepared for this unpredictability. But as parents, you're used to improvising anyway!
Many thanks to Annabelle for the interview!