School closures, exam uncertainty hurt student wellbeingTrinity College Dublin

A new survey of second-level students in schools in areas of social disadvantage shows school closures as a result of COVID-19 negatively impacted on their mental health.

It found that students reported significantly lower levels of wellbeing in 2020 during lockdown compared to the previous year. Some of the reasons cited were: a lack of, or reduced, feedback from teachers; a lack of connection with their peers and a perceived increase in workload. 

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