And the educating goes on

As the community debates, if when and how to return to work

As conversations turn to continuing community safety

As 4 square metres and 1.5 metre distancing is calculated,

Our youngest children have continued to be educated.

 

The families line up to drop off their children

The educators’ temperature check and sanitise

And then the children………………………………………………cross the threshold …

Away from covid and

into care, community and cuddles

into learning and playing and thinking

into friendships and fantasy and fun

 

Whilst the world dithers

Teachers have continued

Learning has continued

Education has continued for our very youngest citizens

 

Not quite as before…for the teachers

The workload has increased,

The responsibilities have been amplified.

They were asked to pivot

And pivot they did- instantly, professionally

So that children across the country could continue creating, learning, playing and collaborating

Alongside skilled and capable teachers.

 

Did the world notice this?

Will they remember this?

We will.