Chloe Duff baking in her kitchen wearing black shirt with legend Rome Just Do ItPart of our ongoing series on how Selwyn residents are spending their days in isolation. We hope it will inspire you with some ideas.

For Rolleston College student and Selwyn Youth Council deputy chairperson Chloe Duff, school’s changed, but the Youth Council is still active with ideas to support young people.

A ‘normal’ day at school now involves getting up at 9am to eat breakfast and start work from home. The timetable has changed from six classes to three, but there’s still plenty that needs to be done. “There’s always some school work to do so I love being able to get on with it. I don’t like the situation we are in but it’s keeping people safe so I am happy we are doing it.”

After lunch she loves being more involved helping out on the farm and getting lots of thing done that normally she wouldn’t have time for, playing card games with her family, or in the kitchen cooking up a storm.

“I love baking it’s a huge passion, so trying new recipes and new foods are heaps of fun.”

Chloe is a part of the project team for BOOST Bubble which is an online initiative Selwyn Youth Council are running, posting daily content of positive messages and fun activities and competitions for rangatahi to complete in their bubbles.

She says she loves the initiative and has already made biscuits from a recipe posted.

“It’s about creating joy and showing young people that we are all in the same boat.”

If you want to participate in BOOST Bubble keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #boostbubble to share what you are doing. If you or your organisation have interesting content to share on social media for Selwyn young people aged between 12 and 24 years old, please get in touch by emailing the youth council.