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Post Covid 19 - A Wish List

Original post made by Jim Lewis, Menlo Park: Downtown, on Jun 17, 2021

The message below is from the Galway Mayor Michael Cubbard. The thoughts expressed may be universal as stated by the youth in his area. Similarly it may be interesting to quiz the opinion of children in Menlo Park.

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A few weeks ago I asked the children of Galway to send me their ideas around what we need to do post COVID-19 here in Galway.

As one of my final acts as Mayor I wanted to gather their ideas and will now create a poster with their thoughts and hang it in the Mayoral Room in City Hall where future Mayor's can reflect on the thoughts of our young people in 2020.

Here's what they said...

Johanna Guilfoyle (10)
"Be thankful for what you have, be respectful of other people’s space and clean as you go"

Molly Coyne (10)
"Open your eyes, look at the nature we have been given. The beautiful animals are back, stop polluting Galway"

Jack Coyne (10)
"We may be isolated at home but some people in Galway don’t have a home. Help the homeless"

Cian O'Sullivan-Fitzgerald (5)
"Make more walkways so everyone can see our lovely city and teach the older kids how to social distance"

Abbie Flanagan (7)
"We need to keep the litter in the bins, we need to keep safe and look after each other"

Summer Connolly (7)
"Be thankful for school and friends and always have fun"

Shannon Cassidy (9)
"Celebrate and always give the ones we love lots of hugs"

Summer Cassidy (8)
"How to wash our hands, clean up trash, how to do social distancing and start being careful"

Avah Cassidy (4)
"Be happy we are allowed out the front again when it goes away"

Mago Dinnegan (13)
"Appreciate the little things in life love respect"

Aoife Tully (9)
"A plan put in place, in the schools, so the school doesn’t have to close! Because I miss my friends and feel lonely sometimes"

Shane Maughan (9)
"A zoo or big water centre out in salthill instead of going to the east of Ireland for them"

Emma Hynes (11)
"Help people more, an appreciate the finer things in life such as baking, planting seeds an outdoor workshops"

Donnacha Hynes (9)
"Spend more time taking care of our nature, an animals. Save the planet"

Donoghue (10)
"Something for parent and child to do as she is an only child and more things to do with kids with special needs as she has a neighbour she has been baking for that has autism"

Jamie Cassidy (11)
""I wish for the children of 6th class to make their confirmation after covid 19"

Dylan Shoer (15)
"I dont want sanitation to be underlooked just because covid 19 is over"

Sara Issa (12)
"I would like more cycle lanes in the city. This way I can keep healthy and keep Galway City Green!"

Sharon Giles (15)
"The change Galway needs is have festivals for everyone to enjoy and get over what we been through when we can all be together again but everyone need to do there bit"

Siobhan Rabbittee (6)
"I would like people to be nicer to each other and share more and to play with my friends"


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