Letters from Lockdown winners

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The winners of the letters from lockdown competition will be announced as the schools go back on 11th August. 

We are very grateful to Maree Todd MSP and Minister for Children and Young People for being the judge. 

The standard of entry was so high that judging was a tough job. 

Maree Todd said: 

"This was a really lovely thing to be involved in – if a little poignant. So many common themes, like missing school, friends and families, and some lovely things like enjoying spending more time with the family, and a sense of all being in it together – lots of them mentioned the clap for carers.

There were some really sad things – the number who explained what furlough was, or were bereaved or the one who was going to learn braille and getting chemo.

I loved the imaginative ones - the story about the house being paddled around on the waves, or the one where the old lady was telling spy stories.

It’s a real treasure trove, and will be absolutely fascinating for anyone looking into children’s experience of lockdown in future. Overall, I’m left with an incredible impression of resilience.

Almost impossible to pick winners – absolutely loved them all."

A report on what the children and young people said will be  published shortly, giving a real insight to the experience of lockdown for some of the children and young people living in Highland. 

So watch this space. 

 

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Highland Children and Young People's Forum is a registered charity, created by the parent carers of children with additional support needs. The Forum aims to ensure that the voices of children and young people with additional support needs are heard in the design and provision of services in Highland.

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