By the Bridge fostering have been a customer since January this year frequently hearing the views, wishes and feelings of young people in their foster placements. This month however has been different. We all know that it’s been particularly challenging for many young people being separated from their normal routines and relationships.
It was therefore wonderful to hear that By the Bridge have encouraged their young people to use our apps as a weekly diary during this time, helping alleviate some of their anxieties they might be facing. We’d like to share how one young person’s creativity flourished from doing so when she wrote a poem, something which will go into her memory box for her life story work.
Diary entry in the One app
“I am now on week three of being locked up away from the outside world!
I have been very busy with my school work, I have done spellings, maths, English, geography, creative writing , adverbs adjectives, nouns verbs learning planets and history.
As part of my creative writing my foster parent got me to write a poem about the coronavirus how it makes me feel she said I should share it with you,
POEM ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS
It makes me feel very sad
It makes people feel bad
Lots of people are getting it
But don’t worry it is going away bit by bit
We can’t go out It’s making people hopping mad
We can’t see our friends at school Because of the new rule
It will get worse
But hopefully it will get better
Because 10 downing street is sending out a letter
To tell people to stay at home
Looking on the bright side
We don’t have to hide
Just stay away from large groups
If you don’t things will go round like a hoola hoop
But we are still alive
We can thank the NHS for this
THANK YOU NHS FOR SAVING OUR LIVES.”
What a wonderful way to channel some of the energy during this time, an inspirational young lady and thank you to By The Bridge for sharing!