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27/11/20

Read our weekly opinion piece from our Prefect Team: How Hampton High has changed because of Covid https://t.co/L94iqgn5JO

27/11/20

Please find our weekly newsletter on our website. https://t.co/HhsddXBUvt

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27/11/20

Did you know we raised £126.33 on Easyfundraising just this month for our school! To sign up and help raise funds for our school follow the link below. https://t.co/2LV9T874yE https://t.co/T0NlEAeVBG

26/11/20

Y11 Mocks - letter available to read on our website. https://t.co/y8rX7s9o7O

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26/11/20

Christmas Specials available to order from the 1 December! https://t.co/y3Pn8ImlPp

25/11/20

Please support your local school and buy your Christmas Tree from us this year! Saturday 5 December, 10am- 12pm. Please share with family and friends! https://t.co/O5V6aBFQsa

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20/11/20

Help collect items for our annual Rotary Shoebox Scheme for families in need in Eastern Europe. Donations need to be in school by Friday 4 December. https://t.co/TyOIio56o5

20/11/20

Rebecca Poole speaking to the BBC regarding next year's assessments. https://t.co/9w88zalT6I

20/11/20

Amazon Wishlist Did you know that Hampton High has its very own Reading/ Teaching Resources Wishlist on Amazon? Please follow the link to help support our school. https://t.co/YFUBeTUKhD

20/11/20

FoHH AGM Meeting - Wednsday 25 November, 6pm. If you would like to attend, please contact Claire Wadham at friends.org.uk for Zoom details.

20/11/20

Read our weekly opinion piece from our Prefect Team: What's Happening in Australia? https://t.co/zFLHQD6aQY

20/11/20

Please find our weekly newsletter on our website. https://t.co/HhsddXBUvt

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20/11/20

Our annual Christmas Tree Sale will be on Saturday 5 December, 10am - 12pm. Come along and support our school. https://t.co/Az8HLKAO9K

13/11/20

Read our weekly opinion piece from our Prefect Team: Staying Entertained During Lockdown https://t.co/oPlDvqnRKi

13/11/20

Please find our weekly newsletter on our website https://t.co/prQCoy66H3

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13/11/20

A virtual evening of fun and games - get your tickets here! https://t.co/QzbxZPEHQE Lots of great prizes to be won along the way too from our good friends at Birdie Bikes, Waitrose plus more to be announced. https://t.co/zHVeGDrpYQ

11/11/20

Well done! https://t.co/9rUZkk7JH9

06/11/20

Read our weekly opinion piece from our Prefect Team: What is happening in the UK - New Covid-19 Rules and Protests. https://t.co/SSTvVdt5xl

Posted on: 20/11/2020

What’s happening in Australia?

This week’s opinion piece is a global piece:

By Lucy J, School Prefect
 
It may not seem relevant for me to be talking about Australia; however, it is more important than ever today for us to have a global mindset and keep up to date with worldwide issues, such as the Coronavirus, as it has left a detrimental impact on all of us across the whole wide world.
 
Australia has been affected by the pandemic very differently from the UK as a result of having different restrictions and policies in place. The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, initially closed all Australian borders to non-residents on the 20th March 2020. This had a positive result as there was no constant stream of people travelling with the virus into the country. This, plus a nationwide lockdown, made the cases relatively low compared to the rest of the world, particularly at a first glance.
 
However, there has been a second wave of infections, which surged in Melbourne back in June, which resulted in a strict lockdown. Australia’s approach was often praised by the media as they acted quickly to tackle the infection. Yet it is important to remember, when comparing Australia to the UK, that the UK has nearly three times the population of Australia, so numerically our virus cases appear to be larger.
 
Australia has suffered turbulence this year, despite the pandemic, facing multiple protests throughout the year. One of the biggest protests, causing the greatest disruption, was the anti-lockdown protests. Some Australians were demanding that the lockdown restrictions were lifted, feeling their liberty and freedom have been taken away. In Melbourne, the Covid restrictions were extremely harsh, resulting in unrest amongst its people. Additionally, the Black Lives Matter Protests earlier in the year after the horrific killing of George Floyd in Minnesota in May were prominent in Australia.
 
Overall, Coronavirus has had a devastating impact on nearly every single person’s life from across the world. We are all interconnected. It is therefore always important to remain in touch with global current affairs and to remember we are all in this together.