Watch: New quarantine hobbies

Five third year TUD student journalist’s set themselves the challenge of learning a new hobby, and reported on the results for

In March 2020, as part of a set of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, all schools and colleges in Ireland closed. While we’re all usually looking for more spare time and many people would usually be delighted to be able to stay at home and relax, it’s a different story when you’re not allowed leave save for grocery shopping and going for a walk.

Being stuck in isolation, boredom and anxiety can quickly set in, to keep their spirits up and keep each other busy, this group of five student journalists challenged each other to learn a new skill over two weeks and monitor their progress. Each person’s challenge was chosen by someone else in the group and this short film shows how they got on.

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