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Rated: E · Fiction · Drama · #2223658
Flash fiction
"Pay attention!" The voice boomed from the laptop. "We may not be in the classroom, but don't forget, I can still see you." A dozen pairs of eyes stared at their screens.

Printed out across the screen in large letters, "Lesson One - Hand washing." This was followed by a video of a little girl singing happy birthday as she scrubbed her hands.

"Now why don't you all go and practise that while I get the next lesson ready."

Stools were dragged to basins as twelve little tots put their lesson to good use. Minutes later 'Miss' reappeared on the screen. "Put your masks on children. No Freddy, over your mouth and nose, not on top of your head."

The children's parents were told to give each child a mop or broom handle; not quite 2 metres but enough for little ones to handle. "This is how far away from people you have to be. No hugging now children." Some were mystified, some close to tears.

"Now class, you must practise these things because we'll be back in school next week."

"How do you teach three year olds about Covid rules?" Miss Cater asked her partner after class.

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