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LOCKDOWN
VOICES 2020

In 2020, Write On offered young New Zealand writers the opportunity to give voice to their thoughts and ideas about the first COVID- 19 Lockdown.

 

Here are their responses recorded in their own voices.

 

The pieces were developed with the guidance of Write On mentors through prompts, workshops and/or online feedback.

 

CONTENTS

Outside again

BY 

Alia G-F

AGE

16

Be kind. Bake biscuits.

BY 

Alice V

AGE

12

In Quarantine

BY 

Ariana B

AGE

10

I survived!

BY 

Arona T

AGE

11

How to turn down Zoom calls during a lockdown

BY 

Autumn B

AGE

11

Disformation Disease (a fiction)

BY 

Ava M

AGE

11

To life before the Lockdown

BY 

Betty M

AGE

11

Unopened packages

BY 

Bianca R

AGE

11

My A to Z in Lockdown

BY 

Billie R

AGE

9

How Not to Wash Hands during Covid-19

BY 

Bryn D

AGE

10

Our Lockdown life

BY 

Daisy & Lincoln

AGE

13

The Apocalypse smells like wet dog

BY 

Elizabeth M

AGE

15

Flying home in a pandemic

BY 

Emily T

AGE

10

My Grandad’s spectacular 73rd birthday

BY 

Emma C

AGE

11

A family identity

BY 

Ihaka C

AGE

12

Two-month-long battle

BY 

Isla H

AGE

15

Distance

BY 

JA Thea

AGE

15

Keep them quiet!

BY 

Jessica B

AGE

11

The Lockdown Lego challenge

BY 

Lachie W

AGE

11

The birds I saw during Lockdown

BY 

Lauren M

AGE

9

Measure twice, cut once

BY 

Leon G

AGE

11

Bubble Acts of Kindness

BY 

Lincoln and Daisy

AGE

13

How NOT to do your class Zoom meeting

BY 

Lukas D

AGE

11

Azure hand sanitiser- a user review

BY 

Maisie B

AGE

14

Ode to the supermarket DJ

BY 

Milla Y

AGE

10

Standing at dawn

BY 

Monica K

AGE

18

Taekwondo Zooms

BY 

Nerhys G

AGE

12

Level 2, it’s up to you (rap)

BY 

Nevaeh and Ava P

AGE

?

Nails

BY 

Noah M

AGE

16

Building a hut

BY 

Paige C

AGE

12

the mundane

BY 

Portia B

AGE

16

26 video games I played in Lockdown

BY 

Rod R

AGE

9

A lost voice

BY 

Rosie C

AGE

16

My personal pandemic

BY 

Ruby L-S

AGE

12

Lockdown Daydreams

BY 

Ruby S

AGE

11

The new normal

BY 

Ruth B

AGE

12

The Major Hornbrook Grand Prix

BY 

Seraphine D-F

AGE

11

Loud siblings. Lockdown siblings

BY 

Sophie M

AGE

12

Cheese and crackers

BY 

Tyson W

AGE

12

Opportunities

BY 

Xavier D

AGE

16

How to social distance

BY 

Yvaine B

AGE

10

A week of Lockdown

BY 

Zara R

AGE

9

Continuum Tides

BY 

Zoe B

AGE

14