For many, these events along the way are what motivate students to push through and cheer at the finish line. But what happens when those celebrations are taken away?
The final year of school is the most challenging, and that’s without the additional stress of a global health pandemic forcing students into isolation and online learning.
UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador, Brian Lee, is a Year 12 student from Victoria. He says so far, his school has been forced to cancel the athletics carnival and Year 12 graduation ceremony because of COVID-19.
“We are disappointed that this has happened and that we don’t get to experience a lot of what we expected from Year 12,” Brian says. “There is definitely a sense of frustration but there is no one really to direct that to or at.”
“We are disappointed that this has happened
and that we don’t get to experience a
lot of what we expected from Year 12.”