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Messages From Our Junior Prefects

Messages of Support and Tips for Surviving Lockdown from our Junior Prefects



Hello Forest Hill School, I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during this horrible pandemic. Please make sure that you are exercising at least once a day so that your body does not leave the habit. Also, maybe try and learn a new skill, so that when you come back you have something to talk to us about.

If you are interested in reading, an amazing book that I would recommend would be ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ it is for any year, not just the older ones. Make sure you are using this quarantine wisely and spending time with the people who are closest to you. I hope to see all of you lot when we come back, thank you for reading.




While we have been in lockdown, it’s been strange not seeing people but we have had a few zoom meetings with family and some quizzes with friends as well. I’ve been keeping in touch with school friends on Discord and via online games, and social media. It’s not the same but better than nothing.

Being in year 10, I have had a lot of school work to do, so at times I have found it hard to find time to do anything else, however, I have read ‘Noughts and Crosses’ by Malory Blackman and am about to start reading ‘Travellers in the Third Reich. I have been on some bike rides and walks with my family.



I usually call my friends because it can get boring only talking to my family. I often practice German with my sister’s friend and sometimes I like to cook something different because the same food every day quickly gets boring. Going on walks with my sister and doing exercise is important to stay healthy.

I also do homework in the mornings. Finally, I like to play board games with my family and online games with friends to pass time.



My tips for dealing with the lockdown include:

  • Reflecting on what you are grateful for or appreciative of in your life, such as family and friends. It can lift your mood and help relax you.
    • Routine supports you – be structured in your new lockdown routine.
    • Productivity is personal to you: know when you are most and least productive and structure your day accordingly.
    • Try to spend some time outdoors – at any point in the day
    • Connection keeps you going: with family and friends, by phone or virtually – helps reduce feelings of isolation.
    • Self- care – it’s okay to spend some time each day doing what you want


I have been keeping in touch with my friends and family to see how they are coping and to emotionally support them by keeping them entertained and happy. This has helped me to realise the importance of keeping in touch with others and build stronger relationships with family and friends.

I have also been aiming to stay active and healthy, making sure I exercise regularly and also that I eat healthily. This has made me more aware about keeping fit and taking care of my physical and mental health. I have convinced myself to read more books as I feel that reading is a good way to keep entertained. I am currently reading Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire and I enjoy reading it. Reading keeps me busy and it improves my vocabulary and helps to develop my mind.



I play War Thunder simulator battles and War Thunder in general (sim battles are very realistic). I do some school work, although I find it hard to concentrate at home with my computer at my desk and people around the house.

I watch Youtube and browse Reddit. I also go for a walk once a day. 



Hope everyone is well and staying safe during the unusual time. I wanted to say to the younger years don’t fall off, stay on top of work and stay productive during quarantine, also try to utilise your free time to learn something you wouldn’t normally be able to learn also staying mentally and physically active, staying ahead of work set by your teachers.




Hello, I hope you are doing well and keeping safe. Although it’s a difficult time, we will get through this together. This could also be a good opportunity to learn a new thing or two whilst in lockdown, for example a new hobby or skill, or further your knowledge of the language you are learning at school, etc. Stay at Home, Stay Safe!



What has quarantine been like for you? Some people say that it is a paradise at the beginning but then falling to a kingdom of boredom. Others say it is a struggle for their humanity to survive at their own house. However, I see this as a blessing as you get to spend 6 more hours each day with your family and it helps you understand your parents struggle as well as understanding yourself more as what your personality is like when other people’s opinions are not watching you. It makes you reflect on what your dreams or hobbies are, it could also help you invest more talent of your which for example could be talents like: cooking, drawing, imagining, entertaining, cleaning, writing, revising, working or gaming.