Life is unreal ... the Diary of a Corona Kid (aged 16)

So that's week one of lockdown done.

By Caitlin, aged 16
Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 5:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 5:02 pm
Schooling is currently done at home
Schooling is currently done at home

For Year 11s, it feels unreal. I thought I had a handle on life, I had a plan, and I had even started to understand Physics (I know!).

Now my future lies in the hands of my teachers - no pressure - which is fine because I do trust them. I guess I just wanted to prove myself though.

I miss school. As much as I love my family, I feel like a chunk of my brain has just been made redundant and doesn't know what it will do without canteen duties and cross country runs.

Admittedly, the few runs I did were half-hearted and painful, but I do miss them still. Now that I don't have to walk three flights of stairs to History lessons, I find myself having to do 'regular exercise' instead. Corona has a lot to answer for.

This lockdown has some plus sides though. I have discovered the delights of ITV's This Morning which is a big help when you are trying to understand this crazy world around us.

I also enjoy Neighbours, which is as gripping as Eastenders but sunny and Australian.

I can also catch up on some reading (Bridget Jones and Oscar Wilde, winning combo), and stop worrying about whether or not I have a monobrow. I don't, for the record.

Enough about me, I'd instead like to thank the NHS and key workers for everything that they are doing to keep the country running.

I'm not just saying that because they can save my life, make my food and decide my grades, honest.

They are as scared as we are but still carry on.

Shout out to the parents too, who are looking after their kids whilst working - wine/beer should be helicoptered to your homes!

For these reasons, I gave a big clap to you all on Thursday night.

Keep sharing the caring (virtually) and I'll see you next time, Corona Kids.