St. Joseph's Catholic College

Life in Lockdown

Blog Post 4 - 18th May 2020

Hiccups at Home

I focused on the quotation, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can change until it’s faced.” This quotation has helped because it shows us that nothing is going to change (people dying) if we don’t face it (by doing as we’re instructed).

During this time, lots has changed for me and for everyone - including the fact that we can’t see people. In the last couple of weeks, I have been reflecting on my time at St. Joseph’s and even though I have not been there for a year, I have had many amazing experiences. As scary as everything is that is going on now, it also has some positives. It has given me time to think about how lucky I am to have so many amazing people in my life. We all need to do a bit of reflection on everything that is good in our life.

I have tried to stick to a normal school routine so when we all go back to school not much would change. Then, there is the thought of what would it be like for kids who can’t go to school? I would like us to reflect on all of the people who cannot go to school and have to try to learn on their own. Many thoughts like these have passed my mind these eight weeks. In addition, this has made me think about how fortunate I am.

Whilst at home, I have tried to do entertaining activities. My knitting ended up as a ball of colourful wools for my nan’s cat, my mum’s sewing machine has a massive lump of fabric stuck in the needle (which I don’t know how I did), my cakes ended up looking like black Frisbees, and I have created a massive paint stain on the carpet. So, instead of trying new activities, I have spent most of my time trying to get paint out of the carpet!

I hope some of these stories have brought a smile to your faces :). 

If we all stick together and think positively, we can all get through this.

Scarlett Bohane, Year 7

Thank you so much to Scarlett for writing this and sending it to us. We are encouraged to see someone from year 7 being courageous and revealing her thoughts about life in the moment. We do have some other submissions, but would welcome many more.


Blog Post 1 - 27th April 2020

Blog Post 2 - 4th May 2020

Blog Post 3 - 11th May 2020