5th/6th Have Their Say


I strongly believe that the schools should be closed for the safety of pupils and staff. As children tend to interact with each other it would be almost impossible to keep the children away from each other, mainly the younger ones.

The Coronavirus or Covid-19 is having a strong effect on the schools. The schools have been closed since the 13 th March 2020. As this is an international crisis, and spreads quickly, the schools should stay closed until numbers start dropping.

For these reasons, the interaction between children and staff and all being in the same room, schools should NOT open again until it is certain that the people are safe and the Coronavirus pandemic is over.
Therefore I think that this is the right call for the schools.


I strongly agree that schools should be closed during Covid-19. Scientists and numbers from around the world have already proven that the Coronavirus spreads rapidly and is a killer.

Today over 228,000 have been killed and there are 3.000.000 cases worldwide. The virus can spread from person to person through coughing, sneezing, runny noses and by not being responsible and using a tissue. In my experience in the classroom us kids sneeze and cough a lot. Although we wash our hands after, the virus may have already spread. Also there are a lot of kids in a small place at school.

Family members may have the virus and may spread it to their kids who may bring it into school. Kids parents who work in the healthcare sector may be at high risk.

Schools have different class sizes, some have large numbers of kids in small classrooms. Some schools also have very narrow corridors. The 2m social distance rule would be impossible, putting schools at higher risk.
I hope everybody stays safe during Covid 19 and remember to keep your distance.


School should stay closed because more and more people are still getting the virus and it is unsafe to go back. By going out of your house to go to school you are putting more vulnerable people at risk.

The restrictions are there and are very reasonable. Homeschooling is going on now and is just as simple as going to school. You are basically doing the same subjects you would usually do at school.

For people’s health and safety schools should definitely stay shut.


The schools should stay shut since there are not many weeks left anyway. I believe I am doing better at schoolwork from home rather than school. I can do it early rather than late and I have the day to fix tractors, play hurling and lots more.

The Coronavirus is spreading still. If I was in charge no one other than essential services should be out. There should be an extension this Tuesday and it should be a two month extension.

Everyone surely has projects they put off that could keep them occupied.