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New report shares positive stories of inclusion in Scottish schools

...connecting with the wider community. Each of the entries found ways of celebrating success in creative and innovative ways. The Success Looks Different Awards 2023 report shares lots of examples of good practice from the award winners. Lucy...


Looking forward in gloomy times

...of releasing or creating new, independent income streams? How can we create space to have the creative conversations to make all this happen? I am open to ideas, conversations and debates. So please get in touch if you have something you want...


Making research fun to include everybody’s voices

...a range of ways to collect evaluation feedback from children and young people using fun and creative methods. Firstly, it felt important that the researcher was embedded within the group. That sounds a little sneaky, it just meant that as...


Live Music and Mental Health: Innovation Labs

...the project. The project was funded by the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative through creative Scotland and The Rayne Foundation. To find out more information, please email David...


Evaluation of Community Mental Health Services (2022)

...staff especially enjoyed supporting the MSYPs to engage with younger children through a range of creative and accessible methodologies.  If you would like more details, please contact David Mackay,...


Young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding

... Young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding 16 February 2023 Following a successful second phase of the Access All Arts Fund, 162 young people have been awarded grants towards creative projects and...


Community outreach and creative engagement: Introducing the Boredom Box

... Community outreach and creative engagement: Introducing the Boredom Box 6 Sep 2022 Joe Coleman, General Manager of Peacock Arts, shares how their initiative to battle boredom has taken root in the North East of Scotland. Peacock & the...


New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential

...fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential 28 April 2022 MEDIA RELEASE A total of 106 young people with additional support needs have taken forward creative arts projects...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

Flexible and creative: why the value of the Third Sector should never be underestimated

... Flexible and creative: why the value of the Third Sector shouldn't be underestimated 12 Jan 2022 In October last year Lyndsay Fraser Robertson started as our new Supporting the Third Sector (STTS) Project Manager. Here she reintroduces the...


creative expressions of care
Arts care care experience young carers

New project supports children and young people to access the mental health benefits of live music

...to give equal power to the voices of young people and this project embraced some really creative methods to facilitate intergenerational co-production.” Click here to read the full Live Music and Mental Health...


Explore Therapeutic Life Story Work as Diploma course launches for 2024

...perspectives that underpin the TLSW model, and to equip me with some highly practical and creative tools to carry out any counselling work I do in my role as a fostering and adoption social worker. I am just over two years qualified now,...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...as part of the Access All Arts Fund (click here for more), helping to support a range of creative interests including music, photography, dance, film and TV, drawing and painting, and creative writing. Children in Scotland’s young...


Further phase of national arts funding announced, as Access All Arts report launches

...launched the Final Report for year two and announced a third round of funding for 2024. Funded by creative Scotland, the Access All Arts Fund supports young people with disabilities, additional support needs, or other financial, social or mental...


Making cyber security fun for children

...with the name of the book. The story is filled with wonderful ideas from the children’s amazing creative imaginations, and it speaks directly to them. Education Scotland set up a group of advisory teachers who tested the story with their...


It’s not about right or wrong, but about bringing people together

...able to continue to offer our service. This change allowed us and our mediation service to be more creative and invest in improving human connections thorough online mediation. People who are in dispute, whatever it involves, carry a burden,...


Children in Scotland announces new Head of Policy, Projects and Participation

...broad range of topics including mental health, the implications of Brexit, the environment and the creative arts. He is a passionate advocate for children and young people, and I am confident that through his leadership, we can build on the great...


Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness

...medal. Carrie Cowley shares the process of designing the Elsewhere Garden, which was led by the creative ideas of the young people working with the Teapot Trust, and the future plans to replant it permanently at the Royal Hospital for Children...


An imaginative reframing of education in Scotland

...we could have. Our starting principle has always been that children are born capable, sociable, creative enquirers and places of education should be lively and intelligent enough to work with these capacities, not squash them. Some regions of...


Annual Conference 2022: Behind the scenes with Changing our World

...one on music, engagement and wellbeing with Nordoff Robbins and one on youth-led arts funding with creative Scotland. Six in the group also delivered their own workshop, sharing their concerns around vaping and e-cigarettes with support from Laura...


The science of conflict management
conflict relationships

Insight magazine recognised in national publishing awards

...of Art who contribute fantastic work for each edition of Insight and help give the magazine its creative quality.” The PPA Awards recognise businesses, teams and individuals who have produced standout work in Scottish publishing. The awards...


Trustees Week Q&A: Elaine Kerridge

...across Scotland as possible. What’s the best thing about it? The staff! Fast Forward staff are creative, committed, knowledgeable, highly skilled and warm, friendly folk. They are what makes Fast Forward such a success and have such a positive...

board Elaine Kerridge fast forward trustees trustees week

Young people across Scotland encouraged to Access All Arts as phase two of Fund launches

...its success last year, the Access All Arts Fund is back to support more young people to access creative opportunities. Applications to the Fund are open from today (Thursday 13 October), with young people who have encountered any barriers to...

access all arts Arts creative scotland creativity Wellbeing young people

Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up

...learn from Finland about establishing a Hobby Premium As a Finnish-Glaswegian Policy Officer and creative, it’s exciting to see the influence Finnish youth culture policy is having on Scotland. Children in Scotland’s 2021-26 Manifesto (click...


Winners announced for inaugural awards, celebrating school pupils with additional support needs

...their individual achievements, sharing success with the wider community as well as doing something creative, innovative and different. More than 40 schools, representing primary, secondary and specialist provision submitted applications. Each of...

ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

“It’s important to remember these are not just numbers – these are real people”

...results, the participants liked bar charts, as these were familiar. But they also favoured the creative, pictorial presentation of survey findings in, for example, comics or animations. The group felt that researchers need to ensure that data...


Report marks progress in collaboration, skills-building and calls to action

...than 2,000 delegates. We’ve also supported 14 organisations (including local authorities and creative Scotland) with bespoke training. Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning managed by Children in Scotland,...


Exams aren’t everything. Every pupil, and every pupil’s journey, matters

...they also see an opportunity to create something to help schools share different and creative ways success can be celebrated. Within the application for the award, there is a chance for schools to include the voices of pupils about...


Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...and participation policies and guidance. We have developed a high quality, safe, robust, and creative methodology for participation and engagement work, grounded in child rights and equalities. It has considerable experience in hosting,...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

07/2024 Residential

...specialises in working with trauma and has a passion for sharing her learning in an accessible and creative format. Please see this page to review all notes on system requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as...


2024 Child Development Series

...specialises in working with trauma and has a passion for sharing her learning in an accessible and creative format. Member tickets To access the member price, please input your promo code when booking via the ‘insert promo code’...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...and we ship our bakes UK wide every week. email | facebook | instagram _ Braw Talent is a creative agency which uses filmmaking, animation and visual arts to tell the stories of marginalised young people and the organisations that support...


Building Happier Futures

...people, and the surrounding clouds depict the love, care and respect these individuals need. “creative industries are such a competitive field and being given the chance to create a product that is actually my own design – and see it...

Arts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road

...by the Scottish Music Centre and funded by the Youth Music Initiative (click here for more) via creative Scotland and the PRS Foundation, the project has supported performers including singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and Perthshire-based...

Arts music scotland young people

Animation project shares experiences of the legal system

...and cultural change, and greater resourcing.” Not only did the Alright? project provide a creative output for the participating children and young people, it also shares an important message about the need for lawyers who care about the...

animation Children law young people

Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations open

...better” May 17 2023 New app launched to help school leavers June 22 2023 Young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding Feb 16...

awards child health Healthcare

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes

...Secretary Angus Robertson announced that the flagship programme, administered by creative Scotland, will receive £9.5 million for 2023, including £500,000 to expand the successful model into other art forms. Aiming to put...

funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Young people encouraged to ‘step into’ culture

...to young people aged 5-25 from across Scotland. The fund, which is managed by Youth Scotland and creative Scotland, has two parts: First steps into the arts, for young people who have some, a little or no experience of the arts and want to...

Arts Children culture young people

Building confidence and wellbeing through STEM

...In Action steering group member said: “We hope to make youth workers feel more comfortable using creative STEM in their work, without feeling intimidated because of them not being a “specialist” in it, and to be able to support young people's...

health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers

Responding to climate crisis through dance

...on 28 February, 2023 by Nina Joynson access all arts Arts climate change creative scotland environment funding Dance film 'elemental' explores our interaction with the natural elements in a narrative on...

access all arts Arts climate change creative scotland environment funding

Investing in school libraries

...2017. Available to all state run Scottish nursery, primary and secondary schools the fund supports creative and innovative projects within the school library sector. In 2022-23 funding totalling £200,000 is being awarded to 18 initiatives in 10...

diversity Education equality inclusion racial equality racism social justice

CELCIS Christmas Card competition 2022

...now open Posted 29 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Arts care experience creative School-aged children and young people with care experience are being invited to submit their designs for this year's Christmas...

Arts care experience creative

Annual Conference 2022

...power of creativity for wellbeing | Fi Milligan-Rennie, Head of Education – Screen Scotland at creative Scotland. Click here for full biography Workshops (10:40am-11:50am) | Hosted by: Kibble* (Headline Sponsor), Enquire, West Of Scotland...


‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’

...Service and Standing Tall Arts which creates spaces for unaccompanied young people to be creative, get involved with art and make friends. As part of Refugee Festival Scotland, and in celebration of Refugee Week internationally, a number...

equality human rights refugee

New rights-focused badge for Scouts

...a human rights resource pack with a range of activities to encourage Cubs and Scouts to get creative, to have fun, to debate and discuss different issues around rights, giving them the skills to raise the issues that matter to them with...

Children's rights rights

Marie Harrison

...and local level. Marie holds a degree in Aesthetics and culture and has used her skills to develop creative toolkits to support children with additional support needs to share their views in child-centred and unique ways that are meaningful to the...

harrison

DRAFT Changing our World: Our activity

...summary  26 March We had a great in-person meeting in sunny Edinburgh, enjoying a spring-themed creative activity, and sharing hopes for the coming year. Children in Scotland's CEO Judith Turbyne came along and we put her in the hot seat...


Member directory: full

...working with young care leavers | staf.scot Starcatchers Arts and early years performances and creative activities | starcatchers.org.uk Stepping Stones for Families Support for young people and families affected by poverty |...


Member directory: N-S

...working with young care leavers | staf.scot Starcatchers Arts and early years performances and creative activities | starcatchers.org.uk Stepping Stones for Families Support for young people and families affected by poverty |...



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New report shares positive stories of inclusion in Scottish schools

...connecting with the wider community. Each of the entries found ways of celebrating success in creative and innovative ways. The Success Looks Different Awards 2023 report shares lots of examples of good practice from the award winners. Lucy...


Looking forward in gloomy times

...of releasing or creating new, independent income streams? How can we create space to have the creative conversations to make all this happen? I am open to ideas, conversations and debates. So please get in touch if you have something you want...


Making research fun to include everybody’s voices

...a range of ways to collect evaluation feedback from children and young people using fun and creative methods. Firstly, it felt important that the researcher was embedded within the group. That sounds a little sneaky, it just meant that as...


Young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding

... Young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding 16 February 2023 Following a successful second phase of the Access All Arts Fund, 162 young people have been awarded grants towards creative projects and...


Community outreach and creative engagement: Introducing the Boredom Box

... Community outreach and creative engagement: Introducing the Boredom Box 6 Sep 2022 Joe Coleman, General Manager of Peacock Arts, shares how their initiative to battle boredom has taken root in the North East of Scotland. Peacock & the...


New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential

...fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential 28 April 2022 MEDIA RELEASE A total of 106 young people with additional support needs have taken forward creative arts projects...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

Flexible and creative: why the value of the Third Sector should never be underestimated

... Flexible and creative: why the value of the Third Sector shouldn't be underestimated 12 Jan 2022 In October last year Lyndsay Fraser Robertson started as our new Supporting the Third Sector (STTS) Project Manager. Here she reintroduces the...


New project supports children and young people to access the mental health benefits of live music

...to give equal power to the voices of young people and this project embraced some really creative methods to facilitate intergenerational co-production.” Click here to read the full Live Music and Mental Health...


Explore Therapeutic Life Story Work as Diploma course launches for 2024

...perspectives that underpin the TLSW model, and to equip me with some highly practical and creative tools to carry out any counselling work I do in my role as a fostering and adoption social worker. I am just over two years qualified now,...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...as part of the Access All Arts Fund (click here for more), helping to support a range of creative interests including music, photography, dance, film and TV, drawing and painting, and creative writing. Children in Scotland’s young...


Further phase of national arts funding announced, as Access All Arts report launches

...launched the Final Report for year two and announced a third round of funding for 2024. Funded by creative Scotland, the Access All Arts Fund supports young people with disabilities, additional support needs, or other financial, social or mental...


Making cyber security fun for children

...with the name of the book. The story is filled with wonderful ideas from the children’s amazing creative imaginations, and it speaks directly to them. Education Scotland set up a group of advisory teachers who tested the story with their...


It’s not about right or wrong, but about bringing people together

...able to continue to offer our service. This change allowed us and our mediation service to be more creative and invest in improving human connections thorough online mediation. People who are in dispute, whatever it involves, carry a burden,...


Children in Scotland announces new Head of Policy, Projects and Participation

...broad range of topics including mental health, the implications of Brexit, the environment and the creative arts. He is a passionate advocate for children and young people, and I am confident that through his leadership, we can build on the great...


Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness

...medal. Carrie Cowley shares the process of designing the Elsewhere Garden, which was led by the creative ideas of the young people working with the Teapot Trust, and the future plans to replant it permanently at the Royal Hospital for Children...


An imaginative reframing of education in Scotland

...we could have. Our starting principle has always been that children are born capable, sociable, creative enquirers and places of education should be lively and intelligent enough to work with these capacities, not squash them. Some regions of...


Annual Conference 2022: Behind the scenes with Changing our World

...one on music, engagement and wellbeing with Nordoff Robbins and one on youth-led arts funding with creative Scotland. Six in the group also delivered their own workshop, sharing their concerns around vaping and e-cigarettes with support from Laura...


The science of conflict management
conflict relationships

Insight magazine recognised in national publishing awards

...of Art who contribute fantastic work for each edition of Insight and help give the magazine its creative quality.” The PPA Awards recognise businesses, teams and individuals who have produced standout work in Scottish publishing. The awards...


Trustees Week Q&A: Elaine Kerridge

...across Scotland as possible. What’s the best thing about it? The staff! Fast Forward staff are creative, committed, knowledgeable, highly skilled and warm, friendly folk. They are what makes Fast Forward such a success and have such a positive...

board Elaine Kerridge fast forward trustees trustees week

Young people across Scotland encouraged to Access All Arts as phase two of Fund launches

...its success last year, the Access All Arts Fund is back to support more young people to access creative opportunities. Applications to the Fund are open from today (Thursday 13 October), with young people who have encountered any barriers to...

access all arts Arts creative scotland creativity Wellbeing young people

Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up

...learn from Finland about establishing a Hobby Premium As a Finnish-Glaswegian Policy Officer and creative, it’s exciting to see the influence Finnish youth culture policy is having on Scotland. Children in Scotland’s 2021-26 Manifesto (click...


Winners announced for inaugural awards, celebrating school pupils with additional support needs

...their individual achievements, sharing success with the wider community as well as doing something creative, innovative and different. More than 40 schools, representing primary, secondary and specialist provision submitted applications. Each of...

ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

“It’s important to remember these are not just numbers – these are real people”

...results, the participants liked bar charts, as these were familiar. But they also favoured the creative, pictorial presentation of survey findings in, for example, comics or animations. The group felt that researchers need to ensure that data...


Report marks progress in collaboration, skills-building and calls to action

...than 2,000 delegates. We’ve also supported 14 organisations (including local authorities and creative Scotland) with bespoke training. Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning managed by Children in Scotland,...


Exams aren’t everything. Every pupil, and every pupil’s journey, matters

...they also see an opportunity to create something to help schools share different and creative ways success can be celebrated. Within the application for the award, there is a chance for schools to include the voices of pupils about...


Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...and participation policies and guidance. We have developed a high quality, safe, robust, and creative methodology for participation and engagement work, grounded in child rights and equalities. It has considerable experience in hosting,...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government


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Marie Harrison

...and local level. Marie holds a degree in Aesthetics and culture and has used her skills to develop creative toolkits to support children with additional support needs to share their views in child-centred and unique ways that are meaningful to the...

harrison


07/2024 Residential

...specialises in working with trauma and has a passion for sharing her learning in an accessible and creative format. Please see this page to review all notes on system requirements for online events, accessibility, copyright and data sharing, as...


2024 Child Development Series

...specialises in working with trauma and has a passion for sharing her learning in an accessible and creative format. Member tickets To access the member price, please input your promo code when booking via the ‘insert promo code’...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...and we ship our bakes UK wide every week. email | facebook | instagram _ Braw Talent is a creative agency which uses filmmaking, animation and visual arts to tell the stories of marginalised young people and the organisations that support...


Annual Conference 2022

...power of creativity for wellbeing | Fi Milligan-Rennie, Head of Education – Screen Scotland at creative Scotland. Click here for full biography Workshops (10:40am-11:50am) | Hosted by: Kibble* (Headline Sponsor), Enquire, West Of Scotland...


DRAFT Changing our World: Our activity

...summary  26 March We had a great in-person meeting in sunny Edinburgh, enjoying a spring-themed creative activity, and sharing hopes for the coming year. Children in Scotland's CEO Judith Turbyne came along and we put her in the hot seat...



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creative expressions of care
postArts care care experience young carers

Building Happier Futures
post

...people, and the surrounding clouds depict the love, care and respect these individuals need. “creative industries are such a competitive field and being given the chance to create a product that is actually my own design – and see it...

Arts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road
post

...by the Scottish Music Centre and funded by the Youth Music Initiative (click here for more) via creative Scotland and the PRS Foundation, the project has supported performers including singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and Perthshire-based...

Arts music scotland young people

Animation project shares experiences of the legal system
post

...and cultural change, and greater resourcing.” Not only did the Alright? project provide a creative output for the participating children and young people, it also shares an important message about the need for lawyers who care about the...

animation Children law young people

Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations open
post

...better” May 17 2023 New app launched to help school leavers June 22 2023 Young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding Feb 16...

awards child health Healthcare

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes
post

...Secretary Angus Robertson announced that the flagship programme, administered by creative Scotland, will receive £9.5 million for 2023, including £500,000 to expand the successful model into other art forms. Aiming to put...

funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Young people encouraged to ‘step into’ culture
post

...to young people aged 5-25 from across Scotland. The fund, which is managed by Youth Scotland and creative Scotland, has two parts: First steps into the arts, for young people who have some, a little or no experience of the arts and want to...

Arts Children culture young people

Building confidence and wellbeing through STEM
post

...In Action steering group member said: “We hope to make youth workers feel more comfortable using creative STEM in their work, without feeling intimidated because of them not being a “specialist” in it, and to be able to support young people's...

health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers

Responding to climate crisis through dance
post

...on 28 February, 2023 by Nina Joynson access all arts Arts climate change creative scotland environment funding Dance film 'elemental' explores our interaction with the natural elements in a narrative on...

access all arts Arts climate change creative scotland environment funding

Investing in school libraries
post

...2017. Available to all state run Scottish nursery, primary and secondary schools the fund supports creative and innovative projects within the school library sector. In 2022-23 funding totalling £200,000 is being awarded to 18 initiatives in 10...

diversity Education equality inclusion racial equality racism social justice

CELCIS Christmas Card competition 2022
post

...now open Posted 29 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Arts care experience creative School-aged children and young people with care experience are being invited to submit their designs for this year's Christmas...

Arts care experience creative

‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’
post

...Service and Standing Tall Arts which creates spaces for unaccompanied young people to be creative, get involved with art and make friends. As part of Refugee Festival Scotland, and in celebration of Refugee Week internationally, a number...

equality human rights refugee

New rights-focused badge for Scouts
post

...a human rights resource pack with a range of activities to encourage Cubs and Scouts to get creative, to have fun, to debate and discuss different issues around rights, giving them the skills to raise the issues that matter to them with...

Children's rights rights

Member directory: full
post

...working with young care leavers | staf.scot Starcatchers Arts and early years performances and creative activities | starcatchers.org.uk Stepping Stones for Families Support for young people and families affected by poverty |...


Member directory: N-S
post

...working with young care leavers | staf.scot Starcatchers Arts and early years performances and creative activities | starcatchers.org.uk Stepping Stones for Families Support for young people and families affected by poverty |...