Walking & talking

Our project drew on the ‘mobile’ method of walking, talking and taking photographs to help the children and young people share their stories of the floods. We started by going for a walk in the local places that had been flooded.

Photographing the local landscape

Photographing the local landscape

Everyone took photos of things or places that reminded them of the flood, including some of the remaining flood-damaged furniture and carpets in skips.

metal skip containing houshold goods including black bin bags, casrpets, brocken chair

Skip containing “treasured possessions and memories”

There were also scenes of recovery like houses being rebuilt and renovated and on-going essential drainage works.

Essential drainage works

Essential drainage works

We all returned to the workshop and in a ‘phototalk’ session the children used the photos they took on the walk to share stories in the group.

Talking about the photographs

Talking about the photographs

Find out more about the ways drama and theatre and 3D modelling were used in the project.