Local Voices is partnering with TRACS to deliver CPD workshops for a range of professionals working in education and the arts to supplement the core material of the Gifting Every Child programme.
TRACS has compiled a wealth of traditional songs, stories, dances and other lore as a starting point from which parents, teachers and youth organisations can build their own local collections of folk culture. The aim of the project is to make Scotland a society where every primary child feels welcome and at home, growing in confidence with an outward looking zest for life.
Because folk culture emerges as a natural phenomenon from people associating in small groups, most folklore reflects a local character and identity, meaning that any compilation of traditional material for use in education should include plenty of local items.
On 7th April TRACS will be running a workshop at Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to help local practitioners gain awareness of the resources of traditional material relating to their local areas, and advising on how projects for young people can be developed using material from these resources.