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Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

...transformational change, it seeks to be bold and ambitious and by 2030 realise a better care sySTEM and family support around it. Being a parent is challenging, possibly the most important and hardest role we ever do. Sometimes we get it wrong,...


Understanding the key issues parents in Scotland face today

... carers, parents with care experience, parents who have had a child put into the care sySTEM, adoptive parents Many of the key challenges facing those in parenting roles in the report came as no surprise to us – particularly...


Children in Scotland responds to the UNCRC Statutory Guidance Consultation

...the difficulties service users already face when accessing redress under the current education sySTEM and emphasised the importance of new guidance not adding complications to the current sySTEM. My Rights, My Say have also submitted a whole...


Tackling "poverty of opportunity" one bairn at a time

...many created by volunteers, organisations and charities to help plug the gap in the new benefits sySTEM roll-out, which saw lots of families sanctioned or waiting up to 12 weeks for any money to come through the door. It was the first time I had...


STEM Strategy targets gender bias and skills improvement

... STEM Strategy targets gender bias and skills improvement 27 Oct 2017 The Scottish Government has published its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Education and Training Strategy for Scotland. The strategy focuses on...

Education

Young people at the heart of hearings sySTEM proposals

... Young people at the heart of hearings sySTEM proposals 1 Aug 2023 Elliot Jackson, National Convener of Children’s Hearings Scotland, explores the wide-ranging recommendations that have been given to the Scottish Government to ensure the...


Scotland’s education sySTEM "needs structural and cultural reform"

... Scotland’s education sySTEM “needs structural and cultural reform” 19 Dec 2022 As part of our contribution to the National Discussion on Education, we’ve called for a stronger focus on wellbeing and rights-based approaches,...

ASL ASN Education exams Manifesto

Committing to radical change in Scotland’s sySTEM of care

... Committing to radical change in Scotland’s sySTEM of care 6 Jul 2021 Fiona Duncan, Chair of The Promise Scotland, on the publication of the Change Programme ONE and taking Scotland one step closer to becoming the friend and parent it...


"STEM isn't just a set of subjects for the classroom – it shapes many aspects of our lives"

... "STEM isn't just a set of subjects for the classroom – it shapes many aspects of our lives" 5 May 2020 Mhairi McCann, founder and CEO of Youth STEM 2030, and a member of Children in Scotland's Changing our World advisory group, shares her...


25 Calls response: Children living in poverty deserve better from a sySTEM that is failing them. But we all have a role to play in helping them navigate their journey to adulthood

...young people by how we tell and share their story. Young people deserve so much better from a sySTEM that has failed them. They deserve more than “sob stories” and poor reporting. They deserve to be heard as the whole people they are:...


Childcare sySTEM ‘unusable’ for working parents, say campaigners

... Childcare sySTEM ‘unusable’ for working parents, say campaigners Campaign group Fair Funding For Our Kids have again raised concern about the suitability of the Scottish childcare sySTEM and how it is serving working parents across the...


Taking steps towards a more inclusive education sySTEM

... Taking steps towards a more inclusive education sySTEM 10 Jan 2018 Today is a significant day in the recognition of rights of children and young people with additional support needs, writes Cat Thomson As of today, 10 January 2018, the rights...

Additional support Children's rights Legislation

School pupils' views on STEM: Engineering and Maths 'need boost'

... School pupils' views on STEM: Engineering and Maths 'need boost' Schools need more support for Engineering activities and to make Maths as interesting and enjoyable as possible for pupils, a Children in Scotland report has found. The...

Education Learning News Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

Effective child protection sySTEM ‘depends on poverty reduction and strong local services’

... Effective child protection sySTEM ‘depends on poverty reduction and strong local services’ The Scottish Government today announced its response to the Child Protection SySTEMs Review Report. Amongst a raft of actions, Minister for...

Benefits Children Jackie Brock Poverty Protection Scottish Government Support

STEM Consultation - March 2017

Why child healthy weight matters

...that if we want to deliver a healthy weight childhood for all children, we need to take a sySTEMic approach to address the underlying causes of the growing levels of child obesity, namely poverty and the unhealthy food environment. We need...


“Children and young people give us the fuel to do our work”

...babies and toddlers right through to young adults and school leavers. Having this opportunity at SiSTEMa Scotland, and through the Big Noise programme (click here for more), has given me an amazing perspective around the importance of ensuring...


The importance of youth participation for supporting families affected by imprisonment

...children and young people with lived experience of a parent in the criminal justice sySTEM. It aims to ensure children’s voices are heard so they get the support they need at the earliest opportunity by providing a framework through...


Safer Internet Day 2024: Exploring children’s rights and AI

...was created from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), enacting policies and sySTEMs that “protect children, provide equitably for their needs and rights, and empower them to participate in an AI world by contributing to the...


Embedding the principles of The Promise

... The Promise states that children, families and the workforce must be supported by a sySTEM that is there when it’s needed, providing help, support and accountability. Policy coherence is a significant part of the big picture. We have...


‘Your Voice Matters’: how to support young people during Welcome to Your Vote Week

... Taking steps towards a more inclusive education sySTEM 30 Jan 2024 From 29 January-4 February, schools and youth organisations across Scotland will participate in Welcome to Your Vote Week 2024. Catherine Heggie, Senior Communications &...


“In a small country where people are well connected, adaptable and aspirational, great changes are possible”

...of harm, the Bairns' Hoose model has the potential to transform the care, justice and recovery sySTEMs. Here, Henry Mathias explores the background to implementing the model, and discusses the challenges that lie ahead. Just a few months ago,...


Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...about his own experience of being in care and the frustrating lack of progress since he left the sySTEM 18 years ago, arguing that, whilst policy change is welcome, the real progress needs to be cultural and societal, encompassing how Care...


Inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education

...Disabilities (EASPD) focused on the transition from special education to inclusive education sySTEMs. Delivered by the Policy Impact Lab, the study highlighted 16 case studies from 11 different European countries which showcase policies and...


Exploring STEM with children and young people - March 2017

...Children in Scotland talks to children and young people about how STEM is taught in their...


Consultation response: A STEM education and training strategy for Scotland (January 2017)

...Children in Scotland responded to The Scottish Government is consultation on a new STEM Education and Training Strategy for...


SiSTEMa Scotland: Head of Finance

... Back SiSTEMa Scotland: Head of Finance 4 days per week (28 hours) £49,069 - £52,943 per annum (pro rata) Hybrid working between SiSTEMa Scotland's office in Big Noise Raploch in Stirling and home working SiSTEMa Scotland's...


Animation project shares experiences of the legal sySTEM

.../ Innovative animation project shares children and young people’s experiences of the legal sySTEM Posted 14.09.23 by Alice Hinds animation Children law young people Made with the input of young people, a...

animation Children law young people

New report explores poverty and the care sySTEM

... Magazine / New report explores poverty and the care sySTEM Posted 24.08.23 by Alice Hinds care sySTEM Children Poverty research New report reveals families face further financial hardship when children are taken into care New research...

care system Children Poverty research

Building confidence and wellbeing through STEM

... Magazine / News: Programme launches to engage youth workers in STEM and build wellbeing Posted 21 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth...

health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers

Supporting young people in the Scottish justice sySTEM

... Magazine / News: Co-created resource offers advice on navigating youth justice sySTEM Posted 28 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond engagement Participation Support youth justice A new website,...

engagement Participation Support youth justice

We need to foster a care sySTEM built on love

...the sibling relationships of care experienced children and young people is vital to creating a sySTEM built on love, writes Louise Hunter (pictured) The Scottish Government aspires for Scotland to be the best place in the world to grow up....

advocacy care experience Legislation

25/09/24 - networking event

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related...


Play Therapy Base: Trustee/Board Member

...business practices. Strategic Planning IT- technical support and/or client database sySTEMs Voluntary sector – as practitioner or board member Children's mental health - as practitioner or policy maker Fundraising If you would...


Child Protection Lead Training

...a space for sharing sometimes difficult material. Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation...


20/11/24 - Hybrid Working

...been a topic of conversation for organisations as we have adapted our approaches and related sySTEMs and processes. However, have we had the chance to reflect honestly about our experiences? Are we experiencing similar positives, frustrations,...


12/09/24 - Embedding CYP voices (Member Event)

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related...


24/09/24 - Building resilience

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related...


10/09/24 - Understanding PDA

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related...


20/08/24 - Person centred planning

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related...


08/10/24 - Delay or deficit?

...clues and insight into children’s struggles Consider the application of early developmental sySTEMs such as touch, movement, sound and breathing in naturally supporting delayed developmental stages Early years practitioners and primary school...


12/11/24 - Teenage Brain

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related training Child...


30/10/24 - Empowering Children

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related training Child...


07/2024 Residential

...trauma Understand how to create safety for others, through knowledge of how the nervous sySTEM responds to threat Explore how you can use the evidence-based wellbeing strategies with yourself and others through a sensory wellbeing walk...


2024 Child Development Series

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related training Child...


Event Ts&Cs

...Please click here for instructions if you are unsure how to redeem your member discount. SySTEM requirements for attendees of online events Your training will be delivered using Zoom. You can attend from anywhere using a compatible...


10/07/24 - Invisible Principles

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...Conference 2024 Exhibition Hall ALISS (A Local Information SySTEM for Scotland) is a national digital programme enabling people, including families and professionals supporting them, to find and share...


Workshops AC24

...mental health and wellbeing. Poverty A widespread look at how financial stress feeds into sySTEMic issues and manifests in a variety of ways. Day One - Session One 11:10 am 1a When young people are risky, complex or...


AC24 - Speaker Bios

...challenges and disadvantages. Nicola was founding Chief Executive Officer of the charity, SiSTEMa Scotland. She oversaw the launch and growth of the charity which delivers Big Noise programmes, using music and nurturing relationships to...


Building Happier Futures

...retailer John Lewis, helping to raise vital funds while also inspiring young people in the care sySTEM to discover their talent. Selected by Who Cares? Scotland (click here for more) as an individual with bags of potential, 18-year-old Michael...

Arts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising

Launch of Children's Pocket Garden Design competition

...a light on the incredible homes that animals build, reinforcing their role in creating whole ecosySTEMs, and highlighting how modern green technology can be inspired by the natural world. Open for submissions until Friday 23 February 2024,...

design Education environment schools

Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...0800 024 8973 Further Resources: The Canaan Barrie On Body Sign SySTEM for communicating with people with complex needs and visual impairment - YouTube Joe runs in the door at Kidscene every holiday | Sight...



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Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

...transformational change, it seeks to be bold and ambitious and by 2030 realise a better care sySTEM and family support around it. Being a parent is challenging, possibly the most important and hardest role we ever do. Sometimes we get it wrong,...


Understanding the key issues parents in Scotland face today

... carers, parents with care experience, parents who have had a child put into the care sySTEM, adoptive parents Many of the key challenges facing those in parenting roles in the report came as no surprise to us – particularly...


Children in Scotland responds to the UNCRC Statutory Guidance Consultation

...the difficulties service users already face when accessing redress under the current education sySTEM and emphasised the importance of new guidance not adding complications to the current sySTEM. My Rights, My Say have also submitted a whole...


Tackling "poverty of opportunity" one bairn at a time

...many created by volunteers, organisations and charities to help plug the gap in the new benefits sySTEM roll-out, which saw lots of families sanctioned or waiting up to 12 weeks for any money to come through the door. It was the first time I had...


STEM Strategy targets gender bias and skills improvement

... STEM Strategy targets gender bias and skills improvement 27 Oct 2017 The Scottish Government has published its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Education and Training Strategy for Scotland. The strategy focuses on...

Education

Young people at the heart of hearings sySTEM proposals

... Young people at the heart of hearings sySTEM proposals 1 Aug 2023 Elliot Jackson, National Convener of Children’s Hearings Scotland, explores the wide-ranging recommendations that have been given to the Scottish Government to ensure the...


Scotland’s education sySTEM "needs structural and cultural reform"

... Scotland’s education sySTEM “needs structural and cultural reform” 19 Dec 2022 As part of our contribution to the National Discussion on Education, we’ve called for a stronger focus on wellbeing and rights-based approaches,...

ASL ASN Education exams Manifesto

Committing to radical change in Scotland’s sySTEM of care

... Committing to radical change in Scotland’s sySTEM of care 6 Jul 2021 Fiona Duncan, Chair of The Promise Scotland, on the publication of the Change Programme ONE and taking Scotland one step closer to becoming the friend and parent it...


"STEM isn't just a set of subjects for the classroom – it shapes many aspects of our lives"

... "STEM isn't just a set of subjects for the classroom – it shapes many aspects of our lives" 5 May 2020 Mhairi McCann, founder and CEO of Youth STEM 2030, and a member of Children in Scotland's Changing our World advisory group, shares her...


25 Calls response: Children living in poverty deserve better from a sySTEM that is failing them. But we all have a role to play in helping them navigate their journey to adulthood

...young people by how we tell and share their story. Young people deserve so much better from a sySTEM that has failed them. They deserve more than “sob stories” and poor reporting. They deserve to be heard as the whole people they are:...


Childcare sySTEM ‘unusable’ for working parents, say campaigners

... Childcare sySTEM ‘unusable’ for working parents, say campaigners Campaign group Fair Funding For Our Kids have again raised concern about the suitability of the Scottish childcare sySTEM and how it is serving working parents across the...


Taking steps towards a more inclusive education sySTEM

... Taking steps towards a more inclusive education sySTEM 10 Jan 2018 Today is a significant day in the recognition of rights of children and young people with additional support needs, writes Cat Thomson As of today, 10 January 2018, the rights...

Additional support Children's rights Legislation

School pupils' views on STEM: Engineering and Maths 'need boost'

... School pupils' views on STEM: Engineering and Maths 'need boost' Schools need more support for Engineering activities and to make Maths as interesting and enjoyable as possible for pupils, a Children in Scotland report has found. The...

Education Learning News Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

Effective child protection sySTEM ‘depends on poverty reduction and strong local services’

... Effective child protection sySTEM ‘depends on poverty reduction and strong local services’ The Scottish Government today announced its response to the Child Protection SySTEMs Review Report. Amongst a raft of actions, Minister for...

Benefits Children Jackie Brock Poverty Protection Scottish Government Support

Why child healthy weight matters

...that if we want to deliver a healthy weight childhood for all children, we need to take a sySTEMic approach to address the underlying causes of the growing levels of child obesity, namely poverty and the unhealthy food environment. We need...


“Children and young people give us the fuel to do our work”

...babies and toddlers right through to young adults and school leavers. Having this opportunity at SiSTEMa Scotland, and through the Big Noise programme (click here for more), has given me an amazing perspective around the importance of ensuring...


The importance of youth participation for supporting families affected by imprisonment

...children and young people with lived experience of a parent in the criminal justice sySTEM. It aims to ensure children’s voices are heard so they get the support they need at the earliest opportunity by providing a framework through...


Safer Internet Day 2024: Exploring children’s rights and AI

...was created from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), enacting policies and sySTEMs that “protect children, provide equitably for their needs and rights, and empower them to participate in an AI world by contributing to the...


Embedding the principles of The Promise

... The Promise states that children, families and the workforce must be supported by a sySTEM that is there when it’s needed, providing help, support and accountability. Policy coherence is a significant part of the big picture. We have...


‘Your Voice Matters’: how to support young people during Welcome to Your Vote Week

... Taking steps towards a more inclusive education sySTEM 30 Jan 2024 From 29 January-4 February, schools and youth organisations across Scotland will participate in Welcome to Your Vote Week 2024. Catherine Heggie, Senior Communications &...


“In a small country where people are well connected, adaptable and aspirational, great changes are possible”

...of harm, the Bairns' Hoose model has the potential to transform the care, justice and recovery sySTEMs. Here, Henry Mathias explores the background to implementing the model, and discusses the challenges that lie ahead. Just a few months ago,...


Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...about his own experience of being in care and the frustrating lack of progress since he left the sySTEM 18 years ago, arguing that, whilst policy change is welcome, the real progress needs to be cultural and societal, encompassing how Care...


Inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education

...Disabilities (EASPD) focused on the transition from special education to inclusive education sySTEMs. Delivered by the Policy Impact Lab, the study highlighted 16 case studies from 11 different European countries which showcase policies and...



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SiSTEMa Scotland: Head of Finance

... Back SiSTEMa Scotland: Head of Finance 4 days per week (28 hours) £49,069 - £52,943 per annum (pro rata) Hybrid working between SiSTEMa Scotland's office in Big Noise Raploch in Stirling and home working SiSTEMa Scotland's...


Play Therapy Base: Trustee/Board Member

...business practices. Strategic Planning IT- technical support and/or client database sySTEMs Voluntary sector – as practitioner or board member Children's mental health - as practitioner or policy maker Fundraising If you would...



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25/09/24 - networking event

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related...


Child Protection Lead Training

...a space for sharing sometimes difficult material. Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation...


20/11/24 - Hybrid Working

...been a topic of conversation for organisations as we have adapted our approaches and related sySTEMs and processes. However, have we had the chance to reflect honestly about our experiences? Are we experiencing similar positives, frustrations,...


12/09/24 - Embedding CYP voices (Member Event)

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related...


24/09/24 - Building resilience

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related...


10/09/24 - Understanding PDA

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related...


20/08/24 - Person centred planning

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related...


08/10/24 - Delay or deficit?

...clues and insight into children’s struggles Consider the application of early developmental sySTEMs such as touch, movement, sound and breathing in naturally supporting delayed developmental stages Early years practitioners and primary school...


12/11/24 - Teenage Brain

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related training Child...


30/10/24 - Empowering Children

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related training Child...


07/2024 Residential

...trauma Understand how to create safety for others, through knowledge of how the nervous sySTEM responds to threat Explore how you can use the evidence-based wellbeing strategies with yourself and others through a sensory wellbeing walk...


2024 Child Development Series

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related training Child...


Event Ts&Cs

...Please click here for instructions if you are unsure how to redeem your member discount. SySTEM requirements for attendees of online events Your training will be delivered using Zoom. You can attend from anywhere using a compatible...


10/07/24 - Invisible Principles

...team will be happy to help. Contact us Please see this page to review all notes on sySTEM requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...Conference 2024 Exhibition Hall ALISS (A Local Information SySTEM for Scotland) is a national digital programme enabling people, including families and professionals supporting them, to find and share...


Workshops AC24

...mental health and wellbeing. Poverty A widespread look at how financial stress feeds into sySTEMic issues and manifests in a variety of ways. Day One - Session One 11:10 am 1a When young people are risky, complex or...


AC24 - Speaker Bios

...challenges and disadvantages. Nicola was founding Chief Executive Officer of the charity, SiSTEMa Scotland. She oversaw the launch and growth of the charity which delivers Big Noise programmes, using music and nurturing relationships to...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...0800 024 8973 Further Resources: The Canaan Barrie On Body Sign SySTEM for communicating with people with complex needs and visual impairment - YouTube Joe runs in the door at Kidscene every holiday | Sight...



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STEM Consultation - March 2017
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Exploring STEM with children and young people - March 2017
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...Children in Scotland talks to children and young people about how STEM is taught in their...


Consultation response: A STEM education and training strategy for Scotland (January 2017)
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...Children in Scotland responded to The Scottish Government is consultation on a new STEM Education and Training Strategy for...


Animation project shares experiences of the legal sySTEM
post

.../ Innovative animation project shares children and young people’s experiences of the legal sySTEM Posted 14.09.23 by Alice Hinds animation Children law young people Made with the input of young people, a...

animation Children law young people

New report explores poverty and the care sySTEM
post

... Magazine / New report explores poverty and the care sySTEM Posted 24.08.23 by Alice Hinds care sySTEM Children Poverty research New report reveals families face further financial hardship when children are taken into care New research...

care system Children Poverty research

Building confidence and wellbeing through STEM
post

... Magazine / News: Programme launches to engage youth workers in STEM and build wellbeing Posted 21 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth...

health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers

Supporting young people in the Scottish justice sySTEM
post

... Magazine / News: Co-created resource offers advice on navigating youth justice sySTEM Posted 28 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond engagement Participation Support youth justice A new website,...

engagement Participation Support youth justice

We need to foster a care sySTEM built on love
post

...the sibling relationships of care experienced children and young people is vital to creating a sySTEM built on love, writes Louise Hunter (pictured) The Scottish Government aspires for Scotland to be the best place in the world to grow up....

advocacy care experience Legislation

Building Happier Futures
post

...retailer John Lewis, helping to raise vital funds while also inspiring young people in the care sySTEM to discover their talent. Selected by Who Cares? Scotland (click here for more) as an individual with bags of potential, 18-year-old Michael...

Arts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising

Launch of Children's Pocket Garden Design competition
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...a light on the incredible homes that animals build, reinforcing their role in creating whole ecosySTEMs, and highlighting how modern green technology can be inspired by the natural world. Open for submissions until Friday 23 February 2024,...

design Education environment schools