Project 2021 Exhibition

The vaccine is available. By Abdulhaqq, age 11, Cork, Ireland.
Love in the world. By Zara, age 6, Brighton, Uk.
Ode to Spring. By Alex, age 12, Co Tipperary, Ireland
The Faces of Covid-19. Chloe, age 8, Germany.

Emotions of COVID-19. 

At the first picture he’s happy because he became famous around the world. He mocks us by showing his tongue. 

At the second picture, he raises his eyebrow. He’s angry because he cannot affect many people anymore because they are vaccinated. 

At the last one, COVID is sad, because the schools are open again and kids, although they still wear masks (in some countries at least) are not afraid of COVID. The red scribbles are the smell of the COVID, which we can all breathe. The dots and the marks are the little droplets of COVID we breathe.

The Cuckoo Clock. By Ezra, age 5, Roscommon, Ireland.
A change is blowing our way. By Cillian, age 10, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland.
My grandaddy got his 2nd vaccine and mummy cried a lot. By Heather, age 10, Donegal.
Keep Smiling. By Keesha, age 5, Luxembourg.
1.The family killing the virus with swords and ‘magic water’ 2. The artist’s and a neighbours home with flowers blooming where the virus once was. Dimitris, age 4, Greece.
We did it. By Anna age 8, Co Kerry.
Back by the sea, in Dún Laoghaire, yipee! By Marta, age 6, Cabinteely, Co Dublin.Dimitri
Thank you. By Seamus, age 4, Carlow.

Covid Reflections

I really don’t think covid has been too bad. Lockdown for my family was pretty good. I realise how fortunate I am due to where I live. I do not think I would have liked it so much if I was stuck in an apartment in a big city or if it had rained all the time. Sure I missed my school friends, soccer training and swimming lessons but home schooling was grand and we got to finish every day at one. After lunch we did nature scavenger hunts or left positivity stones around the village on the greenway or on the river walks. When my brother was asked did he like the thought of going back to school he said no as he wouldn’t get a biscuit at eleven every day now.

Here are some of the things we have done over lockdown that were great fun .We built a wormery, read lots of books, made giant bubbles, played board games such as qwirkle, swam in the rivers and sea when restrictions eased, built a den, did lots of baking and art, made a bird bath out of copper with dad, set a wildflower section in the garden and made wildflower seed bombs to disperse around locally, had lots of stick fights with friends from my estate when we were allowed hang out, raced our bikes down hills and made ramps with old pallets. Fun is not without its injuries. Alesha broke her arm racing her bike down the hill, we have got stung by lots of nettles, rolled in sheep poo, and have bruises on all body parts from stick fighting.

While I massively missed my nannies and granddads there were also advantages. I would never be in contact with Great Granddad Denis but because of lockdown we sent him letters as he was cocooning and he sent us letters back. I also sent postcards to great aunts and uncles that lived alone to brighten their days and they would reply back so now I’ve made connections I would never have if it was not for covid.

I am really really looking forward to getting to go to the cinema, bowling, getting to go to a swimming pool and having barbecues and parties with more than just mam, dad and my brother. I am back in school now so I see all my friends again and my relations. However even though lockdown was grand for me and great for the environment I am not too sure we would want to do it all over again.

Covid Reflections. Fionn, age 11,  Co Waterford, Ireland. 

Trees where i live. By Johnel, age 12. Dún Laoghaire, Ireland.
I heart my friends. By Tom, age 9, Co Kildare, Ireland.
The happiness of being back in school, even with new rules to respect. Behind are the temples of Agrigento. By Zyad, age 5, Italy.
First is bad Covid germs and the second is good water that washes it away. By Tommy age 4, Galway.
April showers and I burst with happiness. By Lana, age 7, Kilkenny, Ireland
I always play in the garden where the trees have so many colours. By Maria, age 4, Wexford.
Hugs. By Chiara, age 5. Bray, Co Wicklow.
We are all connected. By Alice, 13, Sallynoggin, Co Dublin, Ireland.
I stay at home and play with my little sister and my dinosaurs, but I’d like to play with my friend. By Giovanni, age 5, Italy.
Even the flowers are happy again. By Aisling, Co Cork, Ireland.
Dancing together. By Gerry age 4, Glasgow, Scotland.
I want to visit my granny and grandad on farm and see the cows. By Aisling, age 9, Co Down.
The summer is coming. By Jonni, age 7, Belfast.
My trip to the zoo, distancing and wearing a mask, but the animals are surprised to see the humans all in masks. By Carlotta, age 5. Agriento, Italy.
What happens now? By Noah, age 3, Co Limerick, Ireland.
I miss our dog now when i’m in school. By Helena, age 8, Galway.
Friends, flowers, and playing with my brother on the trampoline. By Brendan, Co Kildare, Ireland.
My favourite things about lockdown. By Fionn, age 11, Ireland.
Lindsay, age 12, Chicago, USA.