At the start of Lockdown 2020, we moved straight online to keep the young people engaged and to give them something to pass their time, whilst stuck at home. We ran almost daily zoom sessions from March till July 2020 and covered a number of topics, such as art, drama, sport, dance, helping others, English, Maths, ICT, games, cooking and competitions.
We sent out packages of arts and sports supplies to the young people and had weekly competitions, where the winners got to choose prizes.
We also did sessions with other organisations in topics, such as CV writing and Interview Skills and Multi Sports Level 2 Coaching qualification.
We submitted work to a magazine and the young people had their work published.
We continued to run online sessions all through the lockdowns and adapted these accordingly to suit the needs and interests of the young people taking part.