Learning asset for students

Simon Garner. Picture supplied

Tara Murray

An online event next month will focus on the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects on the daily life of students.

EdConnect Australia, which provides support in classrooms, has teamed up with Hume council to run the event which is aimed to help students as they negotiate this difficult period.

Experienced teacher, journalist, educational writer and producer Simon Garner is the main speaker.

EdConnect east coast manager Danie McNeil said it was an important topic that needed to be acknowledged.

“Being a student in the 2020s is tough,” she said. “Young people may already be experiencing a rough time as they explore who they are, their friendships, discover what they enjoy and what they can contribute to the world.

“Add COVID-19 to the mix and it presents further difficulties that can make it hard to cope. The challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have had a huge impact on daily life. It has particularly affected school students. Young people nowadays are facing obstacles that have never happened on this scale before.”

Mr Garner said young people needed to be exposed to, and interact with older people more than ever.

The online session is on October 7 at 11am.

To register: us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrfu6gpjIsHNJDz6mVjm8ZwhYfnp7UsF4n