Schools swiftly move online, adapt to challenges

Murringo Public School student Hugh Bennett. Photo: contributed
Murringo Public School student Hugh Bennett. Photo: contributed

Schools across Young and surrounds have adapted quickly to challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many students now participating in online classes.

Murringo Public School have shifted all lessons online.

Students from Kindergarten to Year 6, with the help of teachers, are completing activities through Google Classroom and Zoom.

Each class meets online each day to discuss activities and to catch up.

"The Google Classrooms are full of challenging literacy and numeracy activities, challenging lessons in science, history and geography, as well as their usual plethora of music, dance, art and sport," principal Kaelene Neville said.

"The school is pleased to still be working with Geoff Harmer from Gecko Sports, who is now delivering not only his sport lessons online, but daily fitness activities too.

"A worldwide pandemic isn't enough to stop the learning happening in all of our wonderful local schools. Each of our schools, and all of our local teachers and admin staff are working so hard to provide the best possible education for our local students."

The Easter school holidays begin this week.

"All of the teachers, staff and families are keen to take stock of the massive leaps that they have made in their learning over the past three weeks and start planning for another term of exciting learning opportunities, whether they be online or at school," Ms Neville said.