Langlees Primary School is in Falkirk and I have been working there for around 4 years. The school had received funding directly from the Scottish Government as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge in 2015 which aimed to improve literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing. I first started there working on a project with the children to help them get their first Rights Respecting Shcools Award. I have been there ever since! I mainly work with smaller groups from mixed classes on medium to long term projects. I do a lot of drawing with the children, and then digitise their drawings and and colour them in. This allows me to work with several drawings from several children at one time before stitching them together.
The HYPE Project
The HYPE programme is a skills-based programme in West Lothian. My role is as photography tutor. During these Covid times I work in a more one to one capacity rather than our usual group sessions. This has actually benefitted a few of the young people who struggled with group work. I build relationships with the Young People through walking and talking and sharing ideas. The photography helps them to express themselves and their world view.