In January 2015 it was recognised following consultation with practitioners at the PDI Call to Action event that to make this resource fully respond to the needs of children and young people, they need a role in how they would want to share their story.
This component part focuses on the feedback from the Call to Action event and how we looked at engaging children and young people in a way that would given them a voice as to answer the question, how would you like to share your story? A group of five young people involved in Clued Up based in Kirkcaldy worked alongside icecream architecture (ICA) to give their take on what this question meant and what they would want.
This group met five times to first consider the question, then re-frame what was being asked of them and co-design a model for collating and sharing stories. The group were unclear and at times uncertain of what this was for and what they would get out of it. The young people initially didn’t know why there was a need to gather stories but needed the space to think bigger and consider what would happen to the stories and how they would be used. Through discussion and exploration of ideas and thoughts from existing websites in Scotland to more innovative ideas from further afield their own blueprint started to take shape.
The online text service with supporting website was developed as a blueprint. A second group of six young people supported by The Catalyst Project in Alness met to critic the findings from the young people from Kirkcaldy, review their thoughts and add to the blueprint design. The messages were endorsed and a reinforcement of better was to communicate messages and information.