there are those who celebrate and those who do not

The negative impact of the pandemic on the school worldAlthough the last few months in this sector have been quite quiet, it still holds true.

The endless demonstration can be obtained by observing how the last day with high school children will go, usually the most “active” to want to celebrate this moment. And instead, the festivities this time around will be really in a minor tone. According to a survey conducted by the Skuola.net portal – out of a slice of 1,500 high school studentstechnical and professional institutes – for about 1 in 3 on the last day of school before the summer holidays it becomes a completely ordinary day of teaching and questions.

Graduation: just over 1 in 4 students organized parties

A risk that an additional 40% could have takenif the students at his school had not taken the initiative by organizing some alternative activities: for them, the wait for loose lines will therefore be enlivened by a concert, from a party, from games, tournaments or pastimes. In the end, only 27% of the last-day leisure activities were handled directly by the school.

But in general, to really understand how much desire there is to celebrate graduation from school, we need to observe what is happening after the clock that marks the beginning of summer for students. And here, if possible, the effects of what they experienced the boys of the last two years have shown themselves with even more vigor. For almost half (42%) of the interviewed students, everything will be finished in a few minutes, with a “see you in september” (or, in the case of high school students, at the exam). Just over 1 in 4 have already planned the festivities with the classmates. Many others (30%), within hours of the event, they have yet to make a decision.

Group dinners and excursions, small parties: not everyone in the class will join

Festivities, those of the few who want to stick to the tradition as they also become in low profile name: for more than 1 in 2 there will be a simple group outing immediately after school or the same evening, for 4 out of 10 in the programs there will also be dinner with the teachers. Only 1 in 4Instead, he plans to re-enact the classic water balloon fight outside of school.

Not only that, the party could often be in small rows: in fact, only 2 in 3 believe that if not all, then at least most of the class will participate. 20% expect low subscriptions, 14% are already withdrawing. These figures are reflected in the evaluation made by the same students from the last school year who lived almost exclusively “in presence”: 1 in 7 would actually have preferred to remain silent with father for as long as possible, admits that they do not have a good relationship with their peers.

Graduates on the last day of school: divided between relief and nostalgia

But to create a real balancemore complete, of the dynamics with which the last school years took place (not just what is about to end), it may be better to ask for an opinion from those who have reached the end of the road: high school student. Which in part confirms the general mood. Evaluating the type of relationship built for the neighbors over the five years more than a third (35%) will leave the company with a sense of relief, almost relief. A similar proportion (32%), however, approach the moment with sadness or a principle of nostalgia. 12% think they will feel “disoriented”. Only 1 in 10 are convinced that they will completely not care about goodbye.

Fifth graders who are also divided when it comes to stating the best who will leave him in these years: after all, 23% are really classmates; for 22%, they lived good experiences in school; 1 in 4 directly promotes the entire trail. Only 13% especially appreciated the things they learned. Graduates who, on the other hand, are much more attuned (and it is easy to imagine that the other students are too) who the worst thing that happened during those five years: the danger and the restrictions caused by the pandemicindicated by 1 out of 3.

“Last day of school is a real tradition, which in recent years has largely been lost” due to the health crisis. But even though we are not out of it yet, there is now an air of normality, albeit with a mask, and we can return to celebrate. Too bad, but that the year was not easy, neither for the students nor for the teachers. It should therefore not come as a surprise if someone takes advantage of the very last hours to recover a test or for an extra lesson. The school world is trying to do its best before the last important challenge: the state exams “, comments Daniele Grassucci, director of Skuola.net.

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