What are the biggest challenges for you learning from home?
One of the biggest challenges is not being able to physically talk to teachers. I gain so much inspiration and motivation from them… not to mention being able to talk in person about my work and what I can do to improve.
What do you like about learning from home?
I do love the occasional chat to my peers and teachers, but I enjoy working alone in my own space as it allows me to put all my focus into my work. It’s really improved my work ethic, allowing me to work smarter, not harder.
Have you got a favourite place at home to work?
My favourite place to work is at my desk. It’s a cosy space that has all my books, stationery and media equipment within arm’s reach. And it’s separate from my bedroom, meaning I have less distractions… but at the same time, it’s an inch away from the kitchen which adds another distraction.
What’s your ISO exercise of choice?
A general 15-minute circuit in my home gym.
Any funny, unexpected things that have happened as a result of learning from home?
As three-quarters of my family are doing school of some sort, from 8am to 4pm the house is either dead silent, or I hear my dad talking to his students.
What do you miss most about physically going to school?
As obvious and cliché as it sounds, I miss human contact between my peers and teachers. It’s one thing to receive help from teachers, or enjoy quality time with friends, but chatting online just doesn’t do it justice.
Anything you’d like to say to the rest of the BSSC community during lockdown?
It’s a rough time for all of us, that much is incredibly evident, but we need to look after each other. Caring about one another and looking out for each other is such an important thing right now. Most importantly, stay safe.