Today (2nd), when the duty of outdoor masks was lifted, elementary, middle and high schools also got closer to daily life before Corona.

With the full school attendance, experiential learning and school trips are now possible. At the school where today's athletic meet was held, students took off their masks and ran on the playground for the first time in three years.

Reporter Park Jae-hyun visited.


It was different from the scenery along the way.

You can see students who are not wearing masks next to them.

[Ryu Su-hwan / 3rd grade in middle school: Every time I go to school, I get out of breath, so that was the most frustrating.

(Today) It was cool and it was so comfortable.]

The first sports day since Corona, it was full of cheers and shouts.

After three years, I took off my mask and ran around the playground to my heart's content.

[You can do it!

Wow !]

It's still awkward to put it back on when you're done running and come back to your seat, and keep taking it off.

[Kim Yuna / Geumhwa Elementary School 6th grade: It’s been a long time since I’ve done it, so it’s new and awkward…


I'm looking forward to being able to talk with my friends in a fun way in the future.]

Teachers and students alike see their faces with their masks off and burst into laughter.

[Lee Hye-won / Geumhwa Elementary School Teacher: It's been a long time since I've seen children's faces.

My children and I are very surprised and excited...


Some classes did physical education in the auditorium.

Since it was indoors, everyone wore a mask.

Some reactions are that the instructions are confusing.

Wearing a mask is compulsory for events of 50 or more, but it is different for school sports days.

It can be taken off for physical activity, must be worn for spectators, and the principal can have it worn even if there are fewer than 50 students.

[Middle school parents: Each school (guidance) is different, and even now, there are many children who go to school even if they cough.

A lot of people are concerned...


From the 23rd, the duty to wear a mask during experiential learning and school trips will be removed.

From today, pre-school tests have also been stopped, and the school's own investigation into students who have come in contact with the confirmed person has also disappeared.

(Video coverage: Kim Yong-woo, video editing: Kim Jong-mi)

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