Throughout the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, StreetsAhead Tranent is exploring children’s views and experiences of their local community and built environment; examining how these factors impact on children’s rights and wellbeing.
Children from Elphinstone, Windygoul, St. Martin’s RC, Ormiston and Sanderson’s Wynd primaries have participated in whole class workshops with a strong emphasis on creativity through an intergenerational and heritage theme. These workshops have included inputs from local community members, urban designers, historians and wildlife rangers. A small group is now working with artists, drama facilitators and local professionals to create a large scale mural reflecting the views of all those involved. The mural is set to become a piece of public art displayed outside Ross High School, Tranent.
StreetsAhead Tranent is supported by East Lothian Council, Historic Scotland, Festival of Architecture, Heritage Lottery Fund, Tranent Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme, East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership. Children’s Parliament also acknowledges the support of the Scottish Government through a CYPFEIF and ALEC Fund Grant.