This has been a tough year for almost everyone. And when it comes to pandemic disruption, few groups have had to show more agility and forbearance than all those involved in the education sector.
Teachers have had to juggle the demands of recreating courses to suit online learning and at the same time live without the person to person understanding that a live classroom brings.
Students have had to struggle on in this hastily adapted new world of education but also missing for terms at a time, the social learning that can add so much to their development.
And this is before considering the isolation and despondency the absence of real social activity and sport have inflicted on years which should be amongst the happiest and most hopeful in their lives.
The good news is that both groups have shown themselves up to the task. If resilience is a skill so often in demand in formative years, then this cadre of gen Z's has been thrown into an unexpected crucible and not found wanting.
And just as they have adapted to the oft-termed 'unprecedented' demands of remote learning in 2020, so too they have shown themselves open and eager for new online applications with The Courier's platform for young voices; SHOUT.
The Courier has always been proud to publish and promote these voices of a younger generation, the nascent leaders of all our future, but never more so when the difficulties they have faced have been so great. Enjoy.