💬 This much I know about…the challenge of keeping our students socially distant in school

Replied to This much I know about…the challenge of keeping our students socially distant in school (johntomsett)

We reckon you could keep just 13 secondary-aged students socially distant in an average classroom. If we returned to school after Easter, to ensure over 1,700 people remained safely socially distant we would need twice the number of classrooms and twice as many teachers. We would require many more buses to get them there. And how we would feed everyone, when we would be stuck in the same room all day, I cannot quite imagine.

I think that this crisis is showing how important schools are with the cycle of things. Not just for the learning, but the care that it provides children. In Victoria, Australia the request is that anyone who can should learn from home, however this does not work for everyone. However, what you touch upon is the space and structure required to cater for this.

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