It has been a challenging year for the young people who are members of 1st Newport Boys Brigade, with face-to-face activities suspended since March. Now, plans are in place to resume meetings from the start of November.
Several key events and activities in the yearly calendar, such as the Brigade’s annual awards, weekly meetings and D of E opportunities, have been missed during 2020. However, 1st Newport Boys’ Brigade hasn’t allowed coronavirus to bring their activities to a complete standstill.
After face-to-face activities stopped, The Boys’ Brigade launched #BBatHOME, an online programme of activities for children and young people of all ages to take part in at home with their families. Around 300 activities were provided across 18 weeks, and the group’s volunteer leaders are now starting to put into place their framework for returning to face-to-face activities.
Luke Mulhern, Captain, says:
“I am very excited to be able to say that we will be restarting face-to-face meetings again on Monday 2nd November, although things will be different the activities we do will continue to be fun and
engaging for all.
“1st Newport Boys’ Brigade has a thorough roadmap laid out for its return to face-to-face activities, with the main emphasis on safety for everyone”.
Jonathan Eales, Boys’ Brigade’s Chief Executive, has said,
“We are excited to be supporting our local groups with their return to face-to-face activities. The Boys’ Brigade as we know it may have been suspended since 16 March, but our volunteer leaders have continued to work hard to serve their local communities throughout Lockdown; we couldn’t be more proud of them. The way in which the wider Boys’ Brigade family has adapted in the face of adversity leaves me with little doubt that we will emerge from this stronger than ever”.