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Now Launched 'The Corona Chronicles'

Today, Friday 19 June 2020, The Hayesbrook School in Tonbridge, Kent launches ‘The Hayesbrook School Corona Chronicles’.  Following the success of a student writing project in response to the coronavirus. Each of the 32 pieces of literacy work published, reflects on the individual writer’s own personal experiences of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The initiative led by Miss Megan Goodes, a teacher in the English Department, invited students from all year groups to produce a chronicle to recount their journey through lockdown. The students could decide on the style and format for their literacy piece to capture their experiences, share their hopes, fears, and how the pandemic has changed their lives. 

Miss Megan Goodes said: “I want to congratulate all of our talented students who have been both so honest and so creative in sharing their individual experiences of the complex, ever-changing circumstances in which we currently live. Having seen the calibre of work produced, I felt it was only right for their thoughts to be shared. The creation of the ‘Corona Chronicles’ has produced a living record of what is happening as seen through young writers’ eyes and ears and I hope this will give us all something positive to look back on in years to come.”

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How to read The Hayesbrook School Coronavirus Chronicles

The Corona Chronicles is presented here on the school’s website and is available to download  The works are also going to be presented in audio format.  The school will be sharing weekly audio recordings from the collection on their social media platforms.

Miss Collette Nelson, Head of School for The Hayesbrook School said: “We will all have a story to tell about how the pandemic has altered our lives. This project has been a great way for us to record our young people’s experiences of life now, as it is happening.  I am sure that these outstanding pieces of literacy work will voice the sentiments and feelings that many of us share.  I am also very confident that these innovative and imaginative works will only inspire hope.”