Two years ago, students had their world turned upside down. Schools closed their doors because of COVID-19, a dangerous new virus that spread quickly through communities worldwide. Since then, the world and the education scenario in schools have made a paradigm shift in every sense of the word.
The current unknowns far outweigh the answers when it comes to questions about what school will look like.
But after months of inactivity, the campus at NPS Whitefield is abuzz with children and school buses can be seen trundling on roads. While students are thrilled to return to their classrooms this academic year, many have yet to come to terms with the new reality of School 2.0 post COVID-19. They can no longer share their lunch boxes, kick a football on the field or take part in dance or any other extracurricular activity, with as much exuberance and camaraderie as before.
While the school management, staff are extra cautious in following COVID-19 standard operating procedures, students are getting accustomed to attending classes in a different environment. Mitigating the impact of learning losses may be the primary goal and providing learning support to ensure the return to ‘normal school life’ is the only means to bridge the gap created in this time span. For sure students and teachers alike are up for the challenge and looking forward to an exciting journey to make sure all make a successful transition from the online to the in- person learning and care.