Two workshops, with school pupils from Pitmedden School, Udny Green Primary and Meldrum Academy, took place on the 25th and 26th of September.
On Tuesday 25 September, PAS ran a full-day workshop with 15 pupils from Pitmedden Primary School and 15 pupils from Udny Green Primary School. The pupils got involved in a range of activities, including mapping places they like and don’t like; using the Place Standard tool to survey the local area; and going on a pre-planned walkabout. Based on their feedback the pupils were asked to produce a proposal for their area.
On the following day, Wednesday 26 September, the PAS team travelled to Meldrum Academy to work with a number of pupils from S1 – S6. They were introduced to planning, placemaking and considering the future of their local area. The pupils got involved with a mapping session, and worked in groups to complete the place standard tool. Through these activities the pupils identified areas for improvement and change, which included proposals on what they felt the Udny area could benefit from. These included suggestions such as redeveloping the quarry, better care and maintenance of the roads and opening up the Pitmedden Village Hall as a place for young people to meet their friends.
Summaries of these activities will be on display at the workshops running from the 15 – 17 November in the Pitmedden Village Hall.