Last Updated: Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Ailish Forbes, Pupil

What is this?

Pupil, Ailish Forbes, created and maintained an online blog to document her daily activities and how she was coping during lockdown and home learning.

Who is this for?

For all with an interest in Scottish education.

What we did:

I started a blog on St Patrick's Day 2020 and in it I described what I was doing every day and how I was coping with lockdown and home learning. I added a Covid-19 update every few days and wrote about my feelings on how lockdown was affecting me, my family and my life. My blog was written about in the national newspaper (The Evening Times).

Who we involved:

My mum, the school and my family.

The difference it made:

My personal achievement was that I learned how to write a blog and to use Google Sites. I learned how to write in an active and engaging way. I achieved a Blue Peter badge because of my blog, and they were very impressed with it!

Writing the blog helped my mental wellbeing because putting my feelings down helped me to cope with the lockdown and the not being to see my grandparents or my friends.

What we will do differently in the future:

I am still writing my blog and I intend to keep writing it even after Covid-19 is over. I enjoy it and am now more confident with technology and the use of Google sites.