John and Joan, Leaders of the Bridge Group, have sent the Web Team some very interesting news about what the Group has been doing to keep going during Lockdown. What an active and adaptable Group!
During the lockdown, we have been in touch with all the group members with a regular email contact as well as by phone. We know that all our members are coping pretty well with all the restrictions, although two members of the group have had to be hospitalised due to falls, but are recovering well. Many members are becoming more IT savvy, using online platforms to communicate with each other and to play bridge.
Just before the lockdown, one of the group, Nick Dowrick, was about to start his ‘beginners’ bridge lessons. Following a trial with some willing volunteers from the group, who had some expertise in the game, using Zoom and Bridge Base online, he started the lessons with 12 keen students, a few weeks ago. All the feedback is very good and the students have praised Nick’s patience and knowledge. We hope that they continue to enjoy the lessons and look forward to welcoming them to our bridge sessions when we get back to normal. However, the two metre social distancing rule will cause some great difficulties for us!
We also have some budding poets in the group, who have been using their extra leisure time to put pen to paper – we have ‘published’ the poems on the group emails for all to enjoy.
Joan and John