We would like to thank all our students for their understanding of the national school closure situation. We were delighted to see them leaving our school calmly, with a work plan and establishing new email addresses knowing that there will be on-going support from their teachers at home.
However it is crucial for this national school closure policy to be effective and to ensure the suppression of spreading of the Corona Virus that all students are to stay at home and not to mix with other children.
This is a message from a consultant respiratory paediatrician at Cork Hospital.
“Message from consultant respiratory paediatrician at cork university hospital . I hope you all stay safe during this difficult time . The children will get through this no problem . Paediatric hospitals are empty in Italy at present after 3 weeks of school closure as the usual viruses stopped circulating . Remember with corona children are vectors not victims . In most epidemics young children are the transmitters . Therefore for school closure to be effective it’s really important that the kids aren’t mixing with other kids while out of school. They will give it to each other silently pass it on to our loved ones. What we do now will contribute to how this develops in cork . Avoid situations that the children will interact . If the community respond to this it will shut it down more than anything we do in hospital . From my experiences in the hospital this last week I would say that corona virus is closer to all of us than we realise and the degrees of separation for all of us is getting narrower . I’m not that good at social media but if this could be shared as widely as possible with parents in cork it will help. This messsge needs to go viral to stop the virus.”
Some Educational Online Support
There are several great online resources that are beneficial and helpful to consolidate students learning at home. Many of these websites are providing free access to teachers and parents and students during this period of school closure. Check out some of the resources below;
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