The Class of 2020: Surviving Year 12 and COVID-19

Published on November 15, 2020 by

For the class of 2020, their final year of school has been challenging in ways they never imagined.

The global pandemic has disrupted their education and upended the usual rites of passage.

Teenagers are entering adulthood facing soaring unemployment, border closures and a recession.

They may be less likely to get severely ill from the virus, but their futures will be forever shaped by it.

Filmed mainly on their smartphones, students from across Australia open up about this year of uncertainty and disruption.


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