Summary of report content
During the lockdown period, Young Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire conducted an anonymous survey to allow 32 school children in the local area to voice their thoughts and opinions on how their schools had reacted to the Covid-19 crisis.
The report found that the lack of social interaction from friends, teachers and often parents whilst completing schoolwork can have serious effects on mental health. Students felt pressured by teachers to complete all the work, with some students reporting that their home lives are not considered. It can be seen that the majority of students were already well-supplied with resources, but for those who weren’t, critical resources (such as computers) were supplied by the schools.
No recommendations were made in this report.