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Poems in the pandemic

14 July 2020, Impact of Our Work

Poetry and pictures describe life for children in lockdown

Millions of children across the world have faced months of lockdown as their countries grappled with the coronavirus pandemic. Their lives were turned upside down as they were forced out of school and into their homes to help prevent the spread of the deadly virus. 

During that time, children made rainbows on footpaths, put teddy bears in windows, drew pictures and wrote poems to describe a time in their life they will never forget. 

Save the Children invited children to share their artwork and poetry about life under lockdown, sharing their hopes, fears and how the pandemic has changed their lives.  

From Australia to Africa, and across South America, their words and images show the huge impact the virus has had on their lives, the struggles they share with millions of other children, and their hope for a brighter future.


It hasn’t been easy for children in lockdown. But with creativity, support and hope for the future, they’re showing us we’re all in this together. 

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