What we did:
During lockdown, me and my brother did ‘BBatHome’ activities provided by the Boys' Brigade. We looked out for others in our community of Dunblane (delivering BB band CDs and writing letters to the elderly and vulnerable in Dunblane). I made weekly music videos on my clarinet to be used in online church services, and got involved in BB activities to support our own health and wellbeing during lockdown (BB bake off competition, fun games, reflections, and BB weekly Zoom meetings).
Who we involved:
The difference it made:
Lockdown was a chance for us to get involved in supporting people in Dunblane as well as make sure we supported each other with our own mental and physical health. The ‘BBatHome’ activities were great in giving us ways in which we could do this. It is important to look after each other during Covid-19 and in normal times, and the activities gave us ideas for how we might do this now and after Covid-19.
What we will do differently in the future:
We already do the JASS awards through the Boys' Brigade which involves engaging with the community. I am working towards my Gold award and my brother is working towards his Bronze award. We are still writing letters to the elderly in Dunblane, and when we are allowed again, we will go and visit some of them face to face. It is very important to be kind and helpful, especially when people need our help. We are trying to make sure we show kindness and are helpful every day.