Unity Project: Donna Swanson and Thurso Youth Club

The closure of the schools has had a huge impact on all our young people but those that were affected the most were those who never got to say goodbye to Primary School and had very little preparation for High School. We were approached by Thurso Youth Club to come up with a creative activity that specifically worked with young people from P7 and S1. 

 

LAC asked Thurso based Donna Swanson (actor and drama educator) to design two drama workshops for Thurso Youth Club members who would be transitioning up to High School, and their peers. These workshops have resulted in a film featuring the young people reciting a poem about their experiences living through lockdown in their community.

 

The film is a fantastic piece of history, a chronicle of our young people living through this unexpected time and testament to their strength and courage.