February 28, 2021

Mummy, Will You Die From Covid?

Natascha Graham

PhotographyChildren & Covid, 2021

My 8-year-old son, Dylan, curled up and crying in the snow because he misses his friends and yes is terrified to go back to school. I feel this image is important because there is so much talk about how education is important for children, and they should go back to school, but their mental health is not being supported or taken into consideration by schools which leaves children feeling frightened and afraid and missing their friends. The other day, when I mentioned to Dylan that schools were reopening he burst into tears and said, “but what if I get coronavirus at school and then you catch it and die?” (I am severely asthmatic) Children should not have to worry about something like that, and the thought of it broke my heart.