“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are”, says Mason Cooley, while George Bernard Shaw writes, “Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”

Young people… Do you have a favourite book you’d like to share with the group?

For this Thursday Lockdown Life session we explored the importance of books, reading, writing and journals with the theme, ‘My Favourite Book’ & ‘All About Me'. Starting with a fun quiz, and a chance to share the title of a book that’s impacted on us, we considered where books first came from, then went on to discuss why writers write.

With thousands of young people returning to school after the Lockdown, Mindfulness expert, May Whyte, took time to check in on our participants' feelings using the creation of a ‘Book About Me’ Journal and the 'House of Feelings' activity.

This theme will continue for a few weeks so bring your ideas, favourite books, stories, pens and paper to read, review, write, draw and share!! You're all on a journey so we will help you develop your journal!

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