A Place in Childhood: Covid-19 project with Scottish children and young people

Over 3 workshops held in May, 25 young people between the ages of 10 to 16 years had their say on how Covid 19 is affecting their lives and school work, as part of a project supported by the children’s charity A Place in Childhood (APiC).

The teams included children from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Rural Stirlingshire, with a Rural Falkirk team joining the third workshop. Participants were recruited with help from Leith Community Crops in Pots, the Children’s Parliament, and local primary and secondary schools in Aberdeen and Denny.

Despite very different places and backgrounds, there was strong consensus among the young people regarding the 5 big changes affecting them due to Covid-19, and the associated challenges and remedies. The third workshop focused on those challenges where they believed small improvements could make a big difference. Remote schooling emerged as a top priority for all, and their views and recommendations were published in the Scotland on Sunday 14th June 2020.