5C in an age of corona
From the series 'Portraits of 5.C - a class photo in a time of Corona anno 2020.' The portraits were taken during the lock-down and were taken in the door of their homes at a safe distance and without entering the house. At the time of taking the portraits no-one knew what to expect and most of Denmark is still under special measures.
Their school is a good school with lots of social life and activities. Every year Year 5 put on a musical for the whole school and parents - this year the musical was based on the story of Robin Hood.
However, this year the performances were abruptly cut short when Statsminister Mette Frederiksen called for a lock-down of the country including the closure of all schools, and a ban on all larger gatherings because of the spreading Corona Virus. All of a sudden all the kids were asked to stay at home, in isolation, and the school was left lying empty and silent.
The kids have had to make sense out of this and create a daily life of their own, away from their friends. For weeks all teaching and homework has been done online, in living rooms, in kitchens or alone in their rooms. Every so often the kids of 5.C have met online with each other and their teachers but physically most of them haven’t met for almost 4 weeks.
The schools have now partly opened and the children of 5.C are now back in school. Rigorous hand washing is required and so is social distancing. Every class is divided into two class rooms to create enough distance and only one or two teachers can teach the class.
- KRISTIAN BUUS
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