As we were unable to have face to face meetings due to lockdown we started holding our meetings on zoom. These carried on from May to July and then again from September to Easter. Each week we arranged different activities for the girls to join in with. These included various games such as Pictionary, scategories and scavenger hunts, as well as giving them a few challenges, which included making an origami animal, writing an acrostic poem using their name and dressing up as a superhero and telling us all about their super powers. We also had quizzes and mindfulness. Not all the girls were able to join these zoom meetings, but we had lots of fun with those that did.
In September after completing a very lengthy risk assessment, we were told we could restart face to face meetings in the hall, socially distanced, masks donned, hands sanitised and thermometer at the ready it lasted for all of 2 weeks, then back to zooming.
We have managed to do some craft during our zoom sessions, a Mother’s Day card and an Easter tree and we even managed an Easter egg hunt, which was brilliant.
As a memento we even found badges for them that say “I’ve been amazing at home. Lockdown 2020.” But will they ever forget all that’s happened this past year.
Thanks to all the leaders for all the work they have put in to these sessions, thanks to Hannah Sweet for her help in the Christmas quiz and Easter egg hunt and thanks to all our lovely girls.
Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can resume our face to face meetings.