To mark the centenary of WW1 and during the Year of Young People, YouthLink Scotland worked in partnership with the National Library of Scotland to deliver the Youngwummin project. This saw 44 young people from five youth groups across Scotland conduct research on the impact of WW1 on young women in Scotland.
During 2017-18 youth workers from the five youth groups based in Stirling Council, Shaper Caper (Dundee), Yipworld (East Ayrshire), Dumfries and Galloway Council and East Dunbartonshire Council, were trained in youth work, youth-led research and heritage skills. These skills were then used to support the young people to conduct the research. The young people chose to focus on women in work, women in the home, women’s rights including suffragettes and women’s hospitals.
The young people’s research was displayed in a three-month exhibition at the National Library of Scotland between June and September 2018. Find out more information on the exhibition.
A range of blogs were written about this project, take a look at some examples below:
- Meet Phoenix, a young heritage researcher
- How YoungWummin helped Amy set up for a career in youth work
The young people also created a film at Sky Academy where they explain what they found through their research.
A film was also created by Shaper Caper (Dundee) who performed a dance inspired by the book ‘War Girls'.
Below you will find a selection of images and videos that were created as a result of the YoungWummin project and that were on display at the National Library of Scotland for three months in 2018.