‘MAKE THE BEST OF TIMES’: MEET THE 10-YEAR-OLD WRITING A MUSICAL ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

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Kennedy Coates, 10, is making the most of staying indoors by penning a musical about COVID-19. (Submitted by Petergail Williams)

Kids across the country are stuck indoors with not much to do, but one 10-year-old is beating the boredom by writing a musical — all about COVID-19.

“It’s about someone getting the coronavirus,” explained Kennedy Coates, who lives in Toronto with her mom and 13-year-old brother.

Kennedy told The Current’s Matt Galloway that she first heard about the pandemic on the news, and decided that a musical would be “a fun way to tell people” about the virus.

She’s already written four songs for the coronavirus musical — including one called Self-Isolation to the tune of Carly Simon’s Anticipation.

Kennedy told The Current she’s been writing stories and plays since she was eight years old, and gets ideas from the TV shows she watches.

“I like being creative .. it’s just really fun,” she said.

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