Simon Townsley/Panos Pictures

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Junior Tams (9) looks out from his home on the Byker Estate. His mother says that since the COVID-19 lockdown began, Junior's education has worryingly regressed. Like so many others he shuts himself in in bedroom for hours at a time playing online games like Fortnite.

In places like Byker education provides vital social mobility for a community blighted by the impact of decades of unemployment and underinvestment. There are fears here the government's failure to reopen schools could result in a new lost generation.

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Simon Townsley/Panos Pictures
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland
United Kingdom
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5000 x 3333 pixels
42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
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