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Emilie Silverwood-Cope: The lockdown fallout of keeping children away from school





It’s been two years since schools reopened again (for good) after lockdown.

Questions are being asked about the longer-term impact on children of closing schools during the pandemic.
Questions are being asked about the longer-term impact on children of closing schools during the pandemic.

March 8, 2021 saw the end of our enforced homeschooling and helicopter parenting. Our children could stop living their lives online and get back to the classroom.

Thanks to Matt Hancock’s hubris, lockdown decisions are under the spotlight and none is more controversial than the decision to keep our children away from their schools. We are now asking what has been the longer-term impact of this decision on our children, particularly on their education and their emotional wellbeing? It may be too early to say but, so far, the feedback isn’t great.



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