Football games have restarted and soon going to a cinema will also be possible. Tomorrow, wearing masks in open spaces will no longer required, while large gatherings such as weddings will be permitted. Many people living in fear and isolation for the past two and a half months are welcoming this relaxation which will bring us closer to what we perceive as normal life. However, we cannot forget the dangers of getting infected are still with us, and therefore following elementary safety precautions should not be abolished.
There are some experts who believe that these relaxation of safety precautions is perhaps premature. Regardless of what is the right route to follow at this stage, there is no doubt that the last 3 months have changed the world and the way we perceive it. How will we function in this new post-pandemic environment? Will the world become less empathetic with people opting for a greater isolation from others, or is such option just not compatible with our human nature?
If you feel that empathy is still an important part of our life, please have a look at the PTA Corner in this week’s newsletter to find details about the Magic Giving Tree action to buy outdoor play equipment for childrens’ homes.
As life outside is becoming more relaxed so is the world of education. It is nice to see that many of our students have already come back to school, and we look forward to seeing more returning students on Monday 1st June. We are happy that parents are making the decision to send their children back to school, but we are equally understanding and supportive of parents who prefer for their children to continue with the Virtual School Experience until the end of this academic year.
Let us all hope that this pandemic crisis will eventually become a distant history and we will all see each other in September without worrying about safety precautions, with all students and teachers back to their classrooms.
Dr Jacek Latkowski