Winners of Inspiring Purpose award

Shetland wins top prize

Intergenerational working by Shetland Life

Shetland Life, featured three instalments in their April/May & June (2019) editions exploring some of the intergenerational work taking place across Shetland.

The first instalment focused on how Shetland scooped the top prize at Character Education Scotland awards ceremony in Edinburgh for the Inspiring Purpose Competition.

Inspiring purpose, between the generations project was to mark the centenary of the First World War. Four participating pairs (a younger and older person) from Shetland took part with the aim of researching and writing up a story of an inspiring person involved in the first World War. They had to consider the virtues and values that their chosen person demonstrated.

To read the full article and the stories written about the serviceman who were selected and researched as part of this fascinating project check out the website here.

Check out the Facebook page for all the winning photographs.

The Shetland Life page also included a piece from the Shetland Life archive which looks at the story of ‘A Shetlander who influenced the course of World War One’ (Shetland Life, August 1987).

The second and third instalment finds out how a community walk can unlock so much more for participants and how a school community cafe can take place in a care home in Whalsay.

26th November 2019