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excite.ED

Children in Scotland is working in partnership with Young Scot and Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) on the development of the 'excite.ED' project. The project aims to find out the opinions of children and young people (CYP) on how the Scottish Government could improve CYP's experience in education.

Children in Scotland is working in partnership with Young Scot and Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) on the development of the excite.ED project. The project aims to find out the opinions of children and young people (CYP) on how the Scottish Government could improve CYP's experience in education. Children in Scotland will lead for the partnership on the specific needs of younger children in consultation and engagement. The project will ask children and young people to give their opinions on the following areas: 

  • how schools can be enabled to be more involved in the decisions affecting them 
  • looking at making things fair and equal for children and young people involved in education 
  • empowering children and young people to be involved in decision making 
  • how the link between schools and the wider community can be strengthened   
  • looking at what support is needed more generally both within and out of an educational environment 
  • looking at developing the link between different schools in order to help each other progress towards these aims

This project involves the following engagement activities: a kick-off discussion day, national survey, classroom resources, engagement workshops and an insight day to share what  CYP have told us with key decision makers. 

The national survey is aimed at young people aged 11-18 and aims to find out how empowered young people feel to affect change to Scotland's education system. 

This programme of work is funded by the Scottish Government. 

For more information about this project please contact Elaine Kerridge, Policy Manager- Participation and Engagement, at ekerridge@childreninscotland.org.uk or on 0131 313 8840