It is hoped that by engaging young people with island history and culture, and increasing their knowledge and skills, future participation in the life of their local community will be encouraged.
A series of events, activities, workshops, and field trips will be developed for delivery to young people located in the North Isles, or temporarily based outwith the North Isles (i.e. Papdale Halls of Residence in Kirkwall). It will also provide support to students - locally and potentially nationally - who are conducting study or research into elements of the North Isles’, built, cultural or natural heritage.
This project will be delivered in partnership with North Isles schools, school-age pupils based at Papdale Halls of Residence in Kirkwall, and staff from the Education, Leisure and Housing department at OIC.