Online Chat: What Helped Students Through the Initial COVID-19 Lockdown

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Elizabeth Hinton, Business Manager

As we have reached over a year since the initial COVID-19 lockdown Walpole High school students were asked what got them through the most isolating periods of quarantine.

 

Sarah ball, 2021 – “Meeting my friends in a parking lot and sitting on the top of our cars because it became a new, fun and safe way to socialize with my friends and it was nice to escape my family.”

 

Katie Gillis, 2022 – “Getting to watch movies with my family.”

 

Ben Skypeck, 2021 – “Mountain biking.” 

 

Meghan Riley, 2022 – “My dog because he motivated me to get up and do something everyday when I felt like I was doing nothing, which kept me active.”

 

Matt McLaughlin, 2022 – “Taco Bell.”

 

Caroline Applin, 2021 – “TikTok and sports.”

 

Dana Massey, 2023 – “TikTok because it gave me lots to stay busy with. It also allowed for the world to be connected when we could not see each other.”

 

Kathryn Tierney, 2021 – “FaceTime because I was able to connect with my friends, allowing for myself for some social interaction.”

 

Greg Tsougas, 2021 – “Bed. Cat. Food.”

 

Kate Devlin, 2022 – “Every streaming service in general, but lowkey Disney+.”

 

Anna Smith, 2021 – “Making smoothie bowls.”

 

Caroline Whelan, 2022 – “My dog because I would take him on walks and it took my mind off things.”