It is with great joy, that since the Spring 2020 lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the roadHoG Bus Youth Project has been able to get out and visit 8 different communities in the town of Boston and surrounding villages.
Despite restrictions and regulations this is a crucial time in history for us to be out and about supporting young people through very uncertain and unprecidented times. A time when young people are confused by the future, threatened with school closures and self-isolation and most importantly are under enormous pressure on their mental health.
For these reasons, with the advise from Lincolnshire Police, we re-started our visits to the communities when pubs and restaurants started reopening, with the bus sadly closed to young people and with a small team to comply with the current 6-rule. We meet young people to provide them with a dry place to serve a hot drink, some socially distanced games, a listening ear, an on-line prayer room and take home sheets.
Our schools work has been hit very hard by the current restrictions, however, we have continued to provide a selection of activities focusing on relevant youth issues relating to young people and the current crisis, online quizzes to play with families and assemblies for primary schools, aimed at Keystage 2. It is our hope that the bus maybe able to restart its visits into schools after the February half term 2021.
To view our activities during lock down, and as we work through the pandemic, use the below link to our “Distance Dilemmas”: