One year on from the first lockdown the students and staff at Looe Community Academy took a moment to reflect on the past year and to add their post-it of hope to create an amazing rainbow from their reflections.  

Quotes included:

“HOPE – Hold On, Pain Ends”

“Just because you can’t see hope it doesn’t mean it’s not there”

“You’ll be alright in the end – if you are not alright, it is not the end”

“Be grateful for what you have and excited for what’s to come”

“We have never experienced a time like this before… there is nothing wrong with feeling like you have never felt before”

“Corona year has been bad for everyone, but it’s almost over – after rain comes a rainbow”

“When life is down, keep looking up”

“I hope that vaccines can come to children because then we won’t have to be so isolated”

“Every day may not be good, but there is good in everyday”

“When you find yourself in the dark, look for happiness – it will always light your way” 

“Not even the sun can shine as bright as the support you give in the darkest times”

“Don’t count the days – make the days count”

“Yesterday was history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift – that’s why it is called the present”

Headteacher Scott Yalden said:

“It was important for us all to reflect on the challenges of this past year, which has impacted quite differently on each member of our learning community, but we could not dwell on the past and really needed to look forward with optimism, so we decided to share our hopes and aspirations for what the future will bring. 

We will now start planning a more permanent memorial of the COVID era and are looking forward to our students working with local artists and craftspeople on a fitting piece for our grounds where they can find solace and take time to reflect in their time of need. 

The rainbow project will help shape that work.”