Me + us
Me + Us engages children in an exploration of what makes them unique and what connects them to others. Though their personal and group investigation children document their cultural identity, heritage and discover the meaning and experience of sectarianism in Scotland’s communities. Children work together to explore how we might make Scotland an inclusive nation; the best place to grow up. Every child produces a portrait and artist statement which reveals to their audience of peers and adults who they are. For the past few months children in 6 Local Investigation Teams have been working on their Me + Us project. Check out the map below to see where the teams are based. Examples of their work can be seen in the Me + Us GALLERY
EXHIBITION AND GATHERING AT SUMMERHALL, EDINBURGH – 6 NOVEMBER 2013
The Gathering was the first opportunity for all 60 Me + Us banners to be displayed together, and first time that the project participants, gathered from all corners of Scotland, were able to meet. Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs Roseanna Cunningham MSP attended The Gathering, and children spoke at the event to the adults present. There was a real buzz to the day and you can see what it was about on this short film and in our Gathering Gallery HERE
At the beginning of Me + Us workshops, the children shared their initial thoughts by interviewing each other for this video.
Me + Us Newspaper
The children have now published their portraits in a Me + Us Newspaper. This is a large file of 55mb so might take some time to download. Hard copy publications are available.
To connect each Local Investigation team regular The Me + Us Investigator newsletters were published. Download the pdfs below:
Six Me + Us local investigation teams WORKED in:
1 - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar: Stornoway Primary School
2 - Aberdeen City: Dyce Primary School
3 - South Lanarkshire: Auchinraith Primary/Calderside Academy
4 - West Lothian: Winchburgh/Holy Family RC Primaries
5 - City of Edinburgh: St. Mary’s RC Primary, Leith
6 - Midlothian: Dalkeith/St. David’s High Schools