JACK SPEECHLEY – YEAR 12
What have been the biggest challenges for you learning at home?
I think the biggest challenge has been staying completely focused on work as there are so many distractions around. Also, getting the immediate feedback and help from teachers that we’re all used to has been a bit of a struggle at times.
Which subject is proving the toughest to study remotely?
I find that maths is the toughest subject to study remotely as there is a lot of varied and difficult work. It’s hard when I get stuck on specific questions.
What do you like about learning at home?
I like the simplicity and the easy-going nature of working at home. I can get all my work done each day much quicker and then be able to relax. It’s also nice to be able to stay inside a warm house all day!
Have you got a favourite place at home to work?
I would love to say my bed!… but I do have a nice study area upstairs where I can look out the window and have the sun shining through while I work.
What’s your iso exercise of choice?
I find going for a walk with the dogs is relaxing, but I also enjoy shooting hoops or kicking the footy.
Any funny, unexpected things that have happened as a result of learning at home?
I feel bad saying this, but I’ve gotten a bit of a laugh out of some of my teachers struggling to come to terms with how to use the video conference software.
What are you most looking forward to about getting back on campus?
I’m looking forward to getting back to some sort of normality and being able to see my friends, rather than being stuck at home all the time.
What’s something you do to completely switch off from study?
I have a passion for graphic design, so most of my spare time is consumed by playing around in Photoshop and creating designs for my Instagram page.
Anything you’d like to say to the rest of the BSSC community during lockdown?
We all need to stick tough and follow the restrictions set down by the government. The quicker we can stamp out the virus, the quicker we can get back to some sort of normality.