Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 18 September 2020

Children in the UAE on going back to school: 'It's strange to sit in a class again'

Pupils in the Emirates explain how it feels to go back to school after months away

After a long time away, children in the UAE have now returned to school.

The end of the holidays and return to school was once a normal, but exciting event for pupils, however, it has been made more significant this year because of the pandemic. The coronavirus caused schools in the country to close their classrooms and move all learning online, with children studying only at home.

So, how has the experience of returning to the classroom been for some of the Emirates' younger inhabitants?

We ask several children in the UAE to share their thoughts on going back to school, the best thing about it, and of course, what they think about the Covid-19 safety measures in place in their classrooms.

We also find out what they learnt from their homeschooling experiences.

Watch the video above to hear what they have to say.

In the video, we catch up with the same group of children we spoke to in May, who shared their thoughts on the coronavirus.

Rewatch the same group of UAE children explaining what they understand of Covid-19 here:


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How will the pandemic affect children's mental health in the long term?


Updated: September 7, 2020 01:20 PM

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