What are your views, concerns or suggestions for returning to School?

You may have heard recently that Kirsty Williams, Education Minister for Wales has announced that schools in Wales will reopen for children and young people from 29th June 2020.

It can be a very worrying and unsettling time. Everyone has different feelings about going back to ‘normal’.  It’s very normal for children and young people to experience concerns and anxiety following the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Being away from school and returning to an environment that has changed can be difficult.

Some of us have missed exams, missed lessons and will be going back to school for a day or two soon but it won’t be as normal as before and we are worried about our exams next year. Some of us are questioning how beneficial it would be, obviously everything going on is on the front of everyone’s minds which is concerning and distracting from a lesson being taught, teachers wouldn’t be able to come close and look at the work you’re doing to give direct feedback, couldn’t easily look at other friends’ work in class to understand something with social distancing in place.


Feelings, opinions and questions like this are normal for children and young people especially in such uncertain times but please be assured that the County Council have been working hard to put plans in place to enable more children and young people to attend school when the time is right to do so. But we want to hear from you… What do you think?

Let us know how you feel about the coronavirus and returning to school or do you have any questions that we can try and get answered? Get involved by leaving a comment below or join in the conversation using #SchoolAndMe on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

It’s normal to be both excited to get back to normal and to feel stressed or anxious about it. If you need support, get in touch with Meic the information, advice and advocacy helpline for children and young people
Meic Online Chat
Freephone – 080880 23456
Text – 84001