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Children in Scotland Magazine

Children in Scotland - Issue 171

Children in Scotland - Issue 171

February 2016

IN THIS ISSUE

Our cover stories this month:

• Mind the gap: Briege Nugent discusses the findings of her year-long research project on Includem’s Transition support service for young adults

• Widening access to education: Hear more about how the Commission on Widening Access can facilitate greater equality of access in education

• Supporting young runaways: We visit the Safe and Sound project in Dundee to hear more about how the programme is helping to prevent today’s runaways becoming tomorrows homeless

Also in this issue:

Following the launch of Upstart Scotland’s hugely popular campaign to introduce a kindergarten stage for Scottish children, Sue Palmer highlights why a play focused approach to learning is far better than formalised assessments on our opinion pages. Elsewhere, Andy Dalziell reminds us how easy – and how important – it is to be physically active, and Knightswood Primary School give us an update on the Better Eating, Better Learning project. We also visit the Children’s University and hear more about how a reading programme has helped raise literacy levels amongst youngsters in an East Renfrewshire school. On this months policy page, Amy Woodhouse provides comment and analysis on recent announcements regarding council budgets and our February members spotlight column features Ben Farruglia of CELCIS.

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