The Corona Diaries (by pupils of the THRS)
The time at the moment is very challenging for all of us. Everybody has to make sacrifices with the goal to stop the virus threatening our whole society. But everyone’s experience is different. Therefore, one of the tasks of class 9a (and probably other classes, too) was, to write a report of their situation:
- Writing a report/diary entry:
Write a report of at least 160 words about the last two weeks.
Talk about how the current situation with the Corona-Virus has changed your personal life.
With the consent of the authors, we as school family have decided to publish these reports step by step. Everybody is invited to send in their own diary entry.
First example by Leni Deihle, 9a
If someone had told me a few weeks ago, that I would miss school, I probably would have said that he´s crazy. But now it´s exactly like this. Yes, I miss school. But not only school. I also miss my friends. Sure we stay in contact, but seeing and talking to them on facetime or in real isn´t nearly the same. I miss talking nonsense with them on the schoolyard, hugging them in the morning or getting upset about the one or other teacher ☺. During Corona break those things aren´t possible. In this time itisn’t like having a break after weeks of being busy at school. We have no choice. The only thing we have to do and that we can do, is to take care about each other. I really hope that my family and friends will stay healthy in this difficult time.
In my opinion it’s kind of spooky that there are so few people on the streets and that shows me how serious the situation is. When I took my dog for a walk last week, the people I saw went into the entrance to keep the distance. Other people who stood at a traffic light kept 1,5 metres distance.
And that´s how it has to be. The virus isn’t considered of age, skin colour, sex or if you are rich or poor. In this time we are all the same. What I learned in this special time, is to appreciate the little things like going shopping, eating ice-cream or just to be free. And now that the weather is so nice and spring comes, I wonder what the summer will be like this year? Am I able to see my friends and grandparents again? Celebrating their birthdays together?
I heard our chancellor speaking on TV and she said that we haven’t had such a crisis since the World War 2. Someday I will tell my children and grandchildren about this weird and scary time of my childhood. And maybe this part of German history will be a part in their schoolbooks like the World War 2 does in ours.
The greater the storm, the brighter the rainbow