Dear ELCHK team, thank you very much for your inputs. Could you share with us if your school has re-opened from the COVID-19 or do you still learn at home? How is your situation? And in case you study via online, do you or your peers have sufficient space at home for online learning? If you/peers have challenges, how do you/your peers manage it? How can school help students who have no sufficient quiet space at home?
In Japan, today we had a small discussion with Satomi from Fukushima, Mifu from Kobe, and Kako from Miyagi, about school housing.
They shared that what they are proud of at school is open space like an atrium. Probably you can share why you are proud of it, and show the photos?
What they miss at school is a room/space for relaxing, for a free talk or a small meeting and for a casual exchange.
What would be expected roles for school in future ? Kako mentioned that now more students refuse to go to school (不登校）, so a counselling function might be needed for such students at school. Thus a kind of room for counselling including counselling by phone, might be a need for school in future school in 2030.
Please discuss more with those who are interested in future looking school housing!
Hi, I am Kinki, a student studying at the ELCHK Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School in Hong Kong.
Because of the outbreak of COVID-19, we have online lessons at home instead of face-to-face lessons at school. We indeed are facing unprecedented challenges, yet we will work hard to adapt to the new mode of learning and this situation. Let’s stay healthy and safe during this difficult time.
Hello, I am Daniel Wong from the ELCHK Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School in Hong Kong. I would like to talk about some of the challenges faced while online learning. Some of the students have siblings, they may disturb each other during online lessons, therefore affecting their learning environment. Some families cannot afford to buy a computer so they need to use their phones for online learning. They are much smaller and they may not be able to see clearly. Our school is opened for students who have no sufficient quiet space at home.
Halo, I am Toby Tong from YLLSS. Yet there’re challenges when we’ve online lessons during this difficult time, our school provides much support to our schoolmates. For example, subsidies are provided to financially-incapable students to purchase their own iPads, while teachers show great tolerance and help to students who face technical problem.