Tuesday April 21st 2020
Written by Midlothian View Editor, Phil Bowen
Lasswade High School has launched it’s ‘Sharing Stories’ project where their English students are sharing their written work with the wider community to help people who are isolated during the current crisis.
Each week a booklet and audio recording of students’ creative stories is being sent to Care Homes throughout the local community. With fewer visitors, it is hoped that sharing the students’ hard work and creativity will help residents to feel more connected, whilst we are all physically apart.
The first edition features stories from some of the school’s Senior Phase students which were originally written for their Higher English coursework.
Normally this coursework is only read by teachers, an anonymous external examiner and perhaps a family member. This year the coursework will not be read by an examiner as the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has said that it cannot safely distribute the work to examiners due to Covid-19. So it is perhaps ironic that whilst the students’ work will not be marked it will be read or listened to by a much larger audience.
Here is the audio version of Sharing Stories Volume 1. (press play)