Reality of lockdown
During this lockdown, I and many of you will have been able to retreat to and enjoy the private outdoor space of a garden. In a world full of strange, my children have had the privilege of being able to roam freely and enjoy fresh air in the safety of their own garden. While many of us take our outdoor space for granted, children I teach will have spent the majority of this lockdown indoors. Flats have little or no outdoor space and it is difficult to maintain the 2 metre distance when sharing hallways, lifts and staircases to reach small, green, public spaces for the recommended exercise.
When it is over
I have already seen Instagram posts of lists of planned adventures for 'when lockdown is over'. I would love to be able to promise the kids I teach a 'great escape' to the seaside (or another open, outdoor space) where they can run about and enjoy their freedom in the fresh air.
What can you do?
If you are enjoying your garden, why not donate some cash? It can be a one-off payment or a set amount for every sunny lockdown day. Whatever you contribute will be used to share freedom and space with children who need it the most.