Adapting to life during the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown of schools, at GORSE SCITT Hull and East Yorkshire we have come up with new ways to train our current cohort to ensure that they are continuing to build skills and knowledge in preparation for returning to the classroom. Here is one account from Eleanor Malarkey, a Geography Trainee trainee…

Training under lockdown is incredibly strange to adapt to. I have found it useful to try and keep to a routine of getting up early… getting dressed also helps! The new online community, social media support from trainee peers and Zoom training is all very new and something we are all getting used to… a learning curve indeed for a technophobe!

As my husband is a key worker and my neighbours are elderly, I find my days are balanced with looking after the housework, shopping for neighbours and dipping into teacher study and university essay writing.

As I sit with the sun shining and the birds singing, I think… amongst all of ‘this’ new world we are adapting to, it is incredibly warming to know that we (trainees) are supported by Helen and the GORSE team. Our well-being is their number one priority.

I personally feel very grateful and positive to be able to stay at home and support each other through this.

Oh and the geographer in me is also wondering what huge environmental benefits will result…

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