Corona Creativity 2020 – Karin Steyn
COVID-19 has given us the time to reflect on what is really important in life. Perhaps it’s time for us to advance to the next level in life: the level where humanity – ubuntu – matters more that anything else; the level where our beautiful planet and life on it deserves more respect.
That is why this book is so beautiful. Our children have written down their thoughts and feelings about the pandemic. I want to thank every learner from Hoërskool Piet Potgieter who seized the opportunity to write an essay and leave a legacy. This book is yours to treasure. No-one can take away what you have experienced and endured during our country’s national lockdown. Everything you went through – every moment of doubt, fear, frustration, anger, hope, determination, love and many other emotions – cannot be taken away from you. It was real! It has shaped you and it has changed you. Even when lockdown has been lifted, we will continue to live in difficult times, but no matter what happens, remember to reach out to others when things become too difficult for you to bear.