Leader, August 20 2021

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Coping with life in lockdown

The Rotary Club of Campbeltown’s Kintyre Pupils Lockdown booklet is a fantastic insight into children’s lives in lockdown.

The publication is a valuable tool for helping us relate to children right now, during the pandemic, but it will also be a keepsake that the youngsters can show their children and grandchildren from – hopefully – the biggest global challenge they will ever face.

Some of the younger children may not even remember this experience in years to come, so this will serve as a fascinating reminder.

And it’s not all doom and gloom; amid the inevitable fear and uncertainty are tales of joy and laughter, of getting new puppies, spending more quality time with family members and much more!

While all children should be rewarded for how well they have coped during such challenging circumstances, a handful of youngsters have been nominated in the Young Person of the Year category at the upcoming Spirit of Campbeltown Awards.

Fifty people have been named as finalists across the 15 awards categories for many inspirational reasons.

While many have received recognition as unpaid volunteers, some people have been nominated for their exemplary careers.

As an awards judge, it is an honour to be able to reward people who go the extra mile in whatever capacity.

Make sure you place your votes – details on page five.