Family history is extremely important. There are lots of things you don't know about your family and being in isolation is the perfect time to interview your parents, grandparents or carers and find out more about their lives. I remember interviewing my Great-Grandpa for school when I was younger and I found out SO much that I did not know; it was amazing and made me think about how different it was when he was growing up.
For this task, you could speak to someone in your home, or facetime/skype/zoom/message/email a different family member and ask them some questions about their life.
It is especially important during these special times to think about family, but also to think about those who are living alone. Maybe you have family member who is living on their own, this could be the perfect time to give them a call and have a chat. I am sure they will REALLY appreciate it and will love to tell you the answers to these important questions.
Some questions you might ask (you can think of your own too):
1. Who was your best friend when you were a kid and what did you do together?
2. Tell me about where you grew up.
3. What was your favourite food growing up?
4. Tell me about the day we first met each other.
5. Did you have a favourite toy when you were my age?
6. Tell me about the house and neighbourhood where you grew up.
7. What was your mum like?
8. What was your dad like?
9. What was your favourite age to be and why?
10. What’s the oldest memory you have?
11. Has anything unusual/special happened to you?
12. What is your favourite song? (You could try to find this on YouTube and listen together)
13. What is your biggest fear?
14. If you could give me a piece of advice, what would it be?
I would like you all to try to complete this task over the weekend. You will have plenty of time to find a person to answer these questions. I would write notes either in a notebook or copy the questions onto a word document, as one day I am sure you will want to look back at what they have said.
I am really excited for you all to see what you find out :)