The last few months have been very different from any other year. When Leo Varadakar announced in March that schools would close for two weeks everyone was delighted. It was soon announced that the lockdown would continue for a few months. I spent a lot of time in my new bedroom that I had painted and bought new furniture for. I finally caught up on things I had wanted to do for ages but didn’t have the time for. My sisters and I spent a lot of time together making messes, forts, crafts and playing football outside. When the restrictions lifted slightly, I was able to have sleepovers with my cousins, meet up with my friends and go more places. Shortly afterwards schools reopened after months of quarantine. Things were different – when you came into the classroom you would have to sanitise your hands and if you felt sick the teacher would have to check your temperature. A few weeks into school I started to miss quarantine, but at least I got to see my friends everyday.
It will now soon be mid term break and everyone is excited for Halloween. Some of us (like me) hope that Micheál Martin will extend the mid term and try to get things under control. The covid-19 virus has changed everyone’s plans this year.