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By Ellie Green Post pandemic reflections & hopes for the future

Reflections

We asked our Hack Squad to reflect on the past year of the pandemic, writing letters to their younger self and older self with advice they would give themselves, what they miss about life before COVID, what they’ve learned, and what they wish other people knew about their experience over the last year. We also asked them to think about how life might be for them post-pandemic – what they are hopeful about, what concerns them, and what they think will stay the same.

Click on their pictures to read their thoughts…

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ELLIE, Gen Z
(UK)
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NOMSA – Gen Z
(Zimbabwe)
“Over the past year, I’ve
learnt more about
myself and my interests.”
“Don’t be scared and don’t
rush things; take things
one step at a time.”
ELLIE NOMSA
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IZZY, Uni Student
(UK)
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SEAN, Teacher
(Japan)
“I have learnt that
exercise is a great
way to keep me happy.”
“I learnt that I have the
willpower and discipline
to make positive changes
in my life.”
IZZY SEAN
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CHRISTIANNE, Teacher
(UK)
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MILLY, NHS Worker
(UK)
“You are more resilient
than you think and can
stay strong when faced
with challenges.”
“Each day will bring its
own challenges and
sometimes all you can
do is work through them
as and when they come
your way.”
CHRISTIANNE MILLY
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CARLIE, New Mum
(UK)
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EMMA, Parent
(UK)
“I have two words of
advice – don’t worry!”
“True friends are there
for you just as much as
you are always there
for them.”
CARLIE EMMA
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MARTYN, Parent
(UK)
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SAM, Gen Alpha
(UK)
“Don’t beat yourself
up. You did the best
you could.”
“I’ve enjoyed exploring
the local area with my
family and generally being
chill – not like the
hecticness of school.”
MARTYN SAM
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ETHAN, Gen Alpha
(UK)
“I’ve enjoyed spending
lots of time with my family
and playing games with them.”
ETHAN