We are all currently experiencing a time and situation that has not occurred in this form ever before and that will become part of our history. In order for the school community to remember this difficult and extraordinary time of the Corona virus pandemic in future years, we would like to encourage our students to use this opportunity – within the framework of a small competition – to “write history”.
Imagine historians in 2050 researching the Corona pandemic: help them fill the museums, archives and history books of the future and get creative. All sorts of competition entries are possible, here are a few ideas to help you along:
Topics – Everything to do with the Coronavirus, such as:
- What will be the first thing you do when the current restrictions are lifted? And why?
- How did you keep yourself entertained at home during the lockdown? Did you take up any new hobbies? Did you do any unusual things?
- Who are you staying at home for? Who do you want to help by staying at home?
- Who or what are you grateful for at the moment?
- How does the corona virus affect you and your family. What is new / different / unusual now?
- How will you be celebrating Easter this year? E.g. document your Easter egg hunt and compare it to other years.
Types of entries:
- Creative text, short story, poem
- Factual piece of writing, e.g. interview, documentary
- Video diary
- Drawing or painting
- Comic, Collage
- Photo story
- Compose or rewrite a song
- Spotify-Playlist with justification of selected songs
- TikTok-Video: Dance; funny instructions on how to wash your hands;
You can also create a competition entry together with your friends / siblings / family as long as you adhere to the rules of social distancing.
Here are some prominent examples
Poem: And the People stayed Home by Kitty O’Meara
Entertaining music videos:
Family’s lockdown adaptation of Les Misérables song
Once the lockdown ends, we will all be delighted to stop ‘social distancing’ and start ‘socialising’ again. We therefore award 3 x 2 cinema tickets for the best competition entries so that you and someone you really missed during lockdown can enjoy a cinema trip together.
Contributions can be sent by email during the entire duration of school closure and may also be shared online with your consent.