“…Digital communication is completely different from in-person, face-to-face conversations. One will give you surface insights, and the other really gives you depth…”

Over the last year and a half, the educational landscape has changed ten-fold. The Covid-19 pandemic forced most schools who were in a position to rethink and re-envision teaching via online platforms. Our teachers have shown immense dedication to ensuring that our academic programme could, when necessary, continue online and our pupils have shown great resilience and the ability to adapt to these changes.

While we remain grateful for the ability to take our curriculum online, we also realise that school is so much more than just academics.

At Kingswood we believe that the holistic well-being of the pupil is of the utmost importance. We also believe that the relationships which these young men and women make in the classroom, on sports fields, on the sidelines or in the houses all bring various elements which enhance their own personal development and character.

Human interactions are important. To teach our pupils in a face-to-face setting where we are able to engage fully and in-depth with content is something that is lacking via online platforms. Our teachers miss their pupils immensely and they long to have them back in class.

We spoke to a few teachers to see what they miss most about having pupils on campus and why they believe that online teaching should never replace real, in-person teaching…