Darcy’s take on the COVID world
Darcy Snashall, aged 10, says it’s all a matter of taking it in your stride.
Like many others, Darcy has been in the thick of it with remote learning from home under COVID lockdown. From his perspective it hasn’t been too bad.
The Catholic Voice spoke to the Year 4 student at St Thomas More Primary School Campbell as part of a series of reflections about life during the pandemic.
“You don’t get as much work [with remote learning] but the tasks take longer and you get more time. It’s really easy once you get into it,” he said.
COVID has been a regular topic around the dinner table that Darcy shares with younger brother Ned, seven, and Mum and Dad, Narelle and Jamie.
“The lockdown has been incredibly challenging for parents who have had to juggle work and home schooling,” Narelle said.
“But the school [St Thomas’s] has been incredibly well organised. There’s still been structure throughout online learning which is really what children crave.”
Darcy is looking forward to returning to the classroom soon.
“I want to see faces again, my teacher’s face, and everybody in my class and my friends,” he said.
Though still early days, Darcy hopes to move to Daramalan College for high school and then convert his love of the social sciences and maths into a teaching career or perhaps even become a mechanical engineer.
For now, however, Darcy believes in keeping it simple when it comes to dealing with life and its complexities.
“I don’t really focus on COVID that much; I just focus on the schoolwork,” he said.
“My advice is just do your work and then you can hang out with your friends.”