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creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life

... creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life 9 Mar 2021 The Living Museums project is working with creative and enthusiastic young people, aged 14-21 years, across Stirling, Perth and Dumfries to support museums in becoming more...


Access All Arts Fund

...people express themselves and feel good. But we know many young people face barriers to art and creativity, including disability, poverty, and poor mental health. The Access All Arts Fund was designed to help overcome these barriers by providing...


Creating Safety: child protection in the arts (2019)

...and with respect, and where they are given freedom to have fun and develop their independence and creativity. Creating Safety is not a step-by-step guide. This is because every project, situation and, indeed, every child is unique – rules,...


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

... Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up 4 Oct 2022 includem’s Tuisku “Snow” Curtis-Kolu on what we can learn from Finland about establishing a Hobby...


Listen, learn and act: New magazine calls for "young voices" to shape the children's sector

...special to continue our collaboration with students at Edinburgh College of Art. Using their creativity to explore the issues and ideas raised in three articles, as well as the edition’s front cover, a group of fourth year illustration...


Thirty hills in seven days to mark 30th anniversary

...post and to think about the next two. I think that it will all help me reinvest in my energy and creativity for the challenges ahead.”  On 7 June 2023, Children in Scotland celebrated its 30th anniversary. For three decades the organisation...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...selected for how they celebrate the individuality of pupils, value pupil voice and demonstrate creativity. Success Looks Different 2023 Winners · Early Years: Woodlands Nursery Centre, South Lanarkshire · Primary School: Williamston Primary...


The early years in focus: creating an event to support the sector

...exhales. Putting on a conference requires a lot of research, problem-solving, organisation and creativity. In the end, when we are all together hearing the conversations erupt between delegates, witnessing knowledge being shared, and feeling...


The scale of the challenge can feel overwhelming, so we need to celebrate the successes

...traumatic events, something all the organisations involved in this campaign do with compassion and creativity.  The scale of the challenge can feel overwhelming. We need to celebrate the successes. The campaign has managed to influence the...


The future of football is in your hands

...begin working towards to making that change. Opening the floor to young people’s individual creativity and passion has meant that we have progressed in various areas. For example, Anna O’Donnell spearheaded the project that introduced free...


Vision through our values

...they inform its implementation? Brave We will be brave in championing children’s rights with creativity and determination, taking the lead in empowering children and young people. We are also being brave by publicly sharing how we will know...


New research reveals that almost half of young people of secondary school age are missing out on hobbies
health and wellbeing hobbies Mental Health School Scottish Government

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

...The Fund is designed to help overcome these so that as many young people as possible can enjoy creativity and experience improved wellbeing. “This Fund is unique: it is truly ‘made by young people for young people’, and we’re hugely...

access all arts Arts creative scotland creativity Wellbeing young people

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

...range of provision and geographic locations. Across all, a common thread was a commitment to, and creativity in, including and celebrating pupils as individuals. “Congratulations to all the 2022 winners. We hope this year’s awards will be the...

ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

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

...high demand for Access All Arts in 2021 showed us the important role that arts and creativity was able to play in the lives of children and young people who were experiencing significant challenges during the pandemic. “We’re...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

Sound and vision

...music education colleagues from around Scotland and beyond, we are working to bring the joy and creativity of music-making to all children and with the right tools and an inclusive attitude, there’s nothing that can’t be achieved.  Click...


Design is for everyone

...Up: improving access to the arts As part of our 25 Calls campaign update, artists told us why creativity must be a the core of child support Click here to read Our projects We work on a huge range of projects with...

community creativity design Health Learning Wellbeing

Looking down the lens to stop bullying in its tracks

...shortlisted and winning films this Anti-Bullying Week and in doing so we put the experiences and creativity of our young people right at the heart of our week of action. Sharing their stories about the little or the big things that can make life...


Challenges of mental health and lockdown explored in Perth Living Museums exhibition

...of the Perth project group marked the launch of Our Lockdown Journey: Facing the Unknown through creativity last Wednesday evening (1 September). As part of Living Museums, which examines how to make museums and heritage sites more relevant and...

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25 and Up: For post-COVID renewal we need to be radical, and that includes with the arts

...which have been integral to children’s resilience and wellbeing have come through arts and creativity. Rainbows in windows, group singing in our streets, chalk pictures on pavements, ribbons tied to fences, craft, dancing, creative play –...


Young citizens: Why learning about freedom of expression and digital rights should start at school

...and blogging sites, millions of young people have found digital spaces for self-expression and creativity in recent years. YouTubers vlogging about their daily experiences have become cultural icons and for any young person with a smartphone,...


25 Calls response: What gives me hope in 2020? Young people are leading the way in defending human rights

...February 2020 When children speak out on human rights they do it with more honesty, tenacity and creativity than adults. It makes a difference so let’s all make an effort to support them, says Mhairi Snowden, Coordinator, Human Rights...


25 Calls response: The Power of Identity and Belonging

...explore who they are and to find reasons to accept and even learn to like themselves. This is why creativity and arts should be seen as core curriculum at the earliest age. Children and young people need the means to come to terms with who they...


Out now: New wellbeing resource for teachers and practitioners

...and young people, and the activities and information it presents all have a strong emphasis on creativity, playfulness and accessibility. We hope you find it useful and would love to hear your feedback.” The resource is divided into sections...


Feel the fear and do it anyway: support from colleagues and new skills acquired during our volunteer's fourth week

...day I worked more on my analytics results, putting them in a report, and got to release my creativity doing work on a poster too! My last day for the week made me realise this is my final week of work at Children in Scotland. I have...


A radical new beginning

...There is no classroom. Instead the children explore a sequence of ‘learning zones’ spanning creativity, STEM, Imagination, Sensory, Outdoor and Connection. The One-ery – located in Southing Morningside Primary School in Edinburgh – is...


Creating safety in the arts, as new guidance launches

...and with respect, and where they are given freedom to have fun and develop their independence and creativity. Speaking about the creation of the resource, Simon Massey, Head of Engagement and Learning at Children in Scotland said: "This has, once...


25 Calls response: My daughter just wants to dance. So what’s stopping her?

...is: “stop dancing”. This is all the more galling because I remember the buzz around putting creativity and the arts at the heart of learning when Curriculum for Excellence was introduced almost a decade ago. At that time theatre and creative...


25 Calls response: An ACE-aware Scotland? Let’s be an arts-aware nation, too

...need for children to access the arts from the earliest age, writer and poet Tom Pow explains how creativity can kindle hope in the midst of adversity Call 24: Ensure all children can participate in high quality, innovative arts experiences...

25 calls ACE Arts

Susie Dalton

...in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. She loves using her creativity when working with young people to make the most of their brilliant ideas and to provide meaningful ways for their voices and experiences...

dalton

Insight – Issue 5

...special to continue our collaboration with students at Edinburgh College of Art. Using their creativity to explore the issues and ideas raised in three articles, as well as the edition’s front cover, a group of fourth year illustration...


Young musicians invited to Hit The Road

...and vision - the benefits of learning to play musical instruments 21 February 2022 creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life 9 March 2021 Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people’s...

Arts music scotland young people

Charities set to benefit from outdoor play funding

...beauty of outdoor community play is that it’s child-led, enabling children to use their creativity and imagination to develop their own ways to have fun, overcome barriers, while teaching life-enhancing skills that will make positive...

children and young people funding health and wellbeing outdoor play play

Young people united through street art

...art Posted 13.07.23 by Alice Hinds art care care experienced people creativity Five bold and inspiring new murals will soon be on display at locations across Scotland as work on the next phase of an exciting...

art care care experienced people creativity

Coronation portrait project launched

...and then compiled by artist Sam Barnett, who says the project will “celebrate every child’s creativity and give them the self-belief to achieve”. Children have the opportunity not only to be part of a “national moment” and see their...

Arts Children culture

Young people encouraged to ‘step into’ culture

...young people to directly influence decision-making in the arts, develop their own interests and creativity and share these with their communities.” For full details on the criteria, what funding can be used for and how to apply, young people...

Arts Children culture young people

Responding to climate crisis through dance

...dance and overcome the financial barriers that people often encounter across the arts.  Funding creativity Ross was a successful applicant to the Access All Arts Fund, a fund managed by Children in Scotland. The film was supported by investment...

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Annual Conference 2022

...* (10:15am-10:35am) | Making your mark: what the pandemic taught us about the power of creativity for wellbeing | Fi Milligan-Rennie, Head of Education – Screen Scotland at Creative Scotland. Click here for full...


‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’

...of life and their motivation to succeed. The showcase was a fantastic display of the talents and creativity of young people and included pieces produced in workshops throughout the year, Afro-fusion food and music from the Glasgow African Balafon...

equality human rights refugee

News overview

...and our network.   It operates proactively with a focus on audience-building and quality and creativity in all communications activity.   The team's range of skills and experience encompass editing, copywriting, digital communications,...


Vision and values

Success Looks Different Award

...include: evidence of celebrating individual successes and positive relationships evidence of creativity evidence of sharing success with the wider community evidence of respecting and promoting children's rights recognition through awards or...

additional support needs ASL inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland

...of Scottish Book Trust, said: “Books have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity. There are many benefits to sharing stories, songs and rhymes with toddlers and pre-schoolers, it gives them the best start in life. We...

Early years Education Families reading

Pioneering community project takes next step

...best place to live and grow up and what is needed to promote positive wellbeing for all. Empathy, creativity and curiosity have shone through as our children have engaged in our visioning for a ‘Future Letham’. Our hopes for the project is...

children and young people community Participation Wellbeing

Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated

...reading for pleasure has found that reading can: reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety inspire creativity reduce feelings of isolation improve financial skills and critical literacy skills boost empathy, self-esteem, resilience and mental...

Education literacy reading World Book Day

Learning Week 2021 - Transcripts

...music matters The Sound Lab Self-expression through music for care experienced people  creativity with care during COVID-19 Soundcloud Presentation slides Recommended app guide Supporting young people in the transition to...


"When their stories find expression, our whole society is enriched"

...including a sold-out 20th Anniversary Concert. In terms of recognition of disabled people’s creativity as an essential part of the wider cultural scene, the performing arts in Scotland do seem to be forging ahead. Some disabled-led companies...


Member Spotlight: Seamab

...to take risks and push themselves. Over time, they gain in esteem and confidence and extend their creativity and their engagement with the world around them. All of this supports development of their interests, intellect and progress in learning....


Call 24: Ensure all children can participate in high quality, innovative arts experiences from the earliest age

...and take a bolder, more strategic approach to the development and delivery of arts and creativity within families, communities, education, social care and early learning and childcare. We need arts and creativity to be embedded...

25 calls

What does partnership look like?

...does partnership look like? Save the Children’s new Head of Scotland Mark Ballard talks creativity, radical restructuring – and how children’s organisations can stay independent Becoming Save Children UK’s Head of Scotland is a...



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creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life

... creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life 9 Mar 2021 The Living Museums project is working with creative and enthusiastic young people, aged 14-21 years, across Stirling, Perth and Dumfries to support museums in becoming more...


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

... Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up 4 Oct 2022 includem’s Tuisku “Snow” Curtis-Kolu on what we can learn from Finland about establishing a Hobby...


Listen, learn and act: New magazine calls for "young voices" to shape the children's sector

...special to continue our collaboration with students at Edinburgh College of Art. Using their creativity to explore the issues and ideas raised in three articles, as well as the edition’s front cover, a group of fourth year illustration...


Thirty hills in seven days to mark 30th anniversary

...post and to think about the next two. I think that it will all help me reinvest in my energy and creativity for the challenges ahead.”  On 7 June 2023, Children in Scotland celebrated its 30th anniversary. For three decades the organisation...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...selected for how they celebrate the individuality of pupils, value pupil voice and demonstrate creativity. Success Looks Different 2023 Winners · Early Years: Woodlands Nursery Centre, South Lanarkshire · Primary School: Williamston Primary...


The early years in focus: creating an event to support the sector

...exhales. Putting on a conference requires a lot of research, problem-solving, organisation and creativity. In the end, when we are all together hearing the conversations erupt between delegates, witnessing knowledge being shared, and feeling...


The scale of the challenge can feel overwhelming, so we need to celebrate the successes

...traumatic events, something all the organisations involved in this campaign do with compassion and creativity.  The scale of the challenge can feel overwhelming. We need to celebrate the successes. The campaign has managed to influence the...


The future of football is in your hands

...begin working towards to making that change. Opening the floor to young people’s individual creativity and passion has meant that we have progressed in various areas. For example, Anna O’Donnell spearheaded the project that introduced free...


Vision through our values

...they inform its implementation? Brave We will be brave in championing children’s rights with creativity and determination, taking the lead in empowering children and young people. We are also being brave by publicly sharing how we will know...


New research reveals that almost half of young people of secondary school age are missing out on hobbies
health and wellbeing hobbies Mental Health School Scottish Government

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

...The Fund is designed to help overcome these so that as many young people as possible can enjoy creativity and experience improved wellbeing. “This Fund is unique: it is truly ‘made by young people for young people’, and we’re hugely...

access all arts Arts creative scotland creativity Wellbeing young people

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

...range of provision and geographic locations. Across all, a common thread was a commitment to, and creativity in, including and celebrating pupils as individuals. “Congratulations to all the 2022 winners. We hope this year’s awards will be the...

ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

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

...high demand for Access All Arts in 2021 showed us the important role that arts and creativity was able to play in the lives of children and young people who were experiencing significant challenges during the pandemic. “We’re...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

Sound and vision

...music education colleagues from around Scotland and beyond, we are working to bring the joy and creativity of music-making to all children and with the right tools and an inclusive attitude, there’s nothing that can’t be achieved.  Click...


Design is for everyone

...Up: improving access to the arts As part of our 25 Calls campaign update, artists told us why creativity must be a the core of child support Click here to read Our projects We work on a huge range of projects with...

community creativity design Health Learning Wellbeing

Looking down the lens to stop bullying in its tracks

...shortlisted and winning films this Anti-Bullying Week and in doing so we put the experiences and creativity of our young people right at the heart of our week of action. Sharing their stories about the little or the big things that can make life...


Challenges of mental health and lockdown explored in Perth Living Museums exhibition

...of the Perth project group marked the launch of Our Lockdown Journey: Facing the Unknown through creativity last Wednesday evening (1 September). As part of Living Museums, which examines how to make museums and heritage sites more relevant and...

accessibility heritage living museums lockdown Mental Health museums pandemic Participation

25 and Up: For post-COVID renewal we need to be radical, and that includes with the arts

...which have been integral to children’s resilience and wellbeing have come through arts and creativity. Rainbows in windows, group singing in our streets, chalk pictures on pavements, ribbons tied to fences, craft, dancing, creative play –...


Young citizens: Why learning about freedom of expression and digital rights should start at school

...and blogging sites, millions of young people have found digital spaces for self-expression and creativity in recent years. YouTubers vlogging about their daily experiences have become cultural icons and for any young person with a smartphone,...


25 Calls response: What gives me hope in 2020? Young people are leading the way in defending human rights

...February 2020 When children speak out on human rights they do it with more honesty, tenacity and creativity than adults. It makes a difference so let’s all make an effort to support them, says Mhairi Snowden, Coordinator, Human Rights...


25 Calls response: The Power of Identity and Belonging

...explore who they are and to find reasons to accept and even learn to like themselves. This is why creativity and arts should be seen as core curriculum at the earliest age. Children and young people need the means to come to terms with who they...


Out now: New wellbeing resource for teachers and practitioners

...and young people, and the activities and information it presents all have a strong emphasis on creativity, playfulness and accessibility. We hope you find it useful and would love to hear your feedback.” The resource is divided into sections...


Feel the fear and do it anyway: support from colleagues and new skills acquired during our volunteer's fourth week

...day I worked more on my analytics results, putting them in a report, and got to release my creativity doing work on a poster too! My last day for the week made me realise this is my final week of work at Children in Scotland. I have...


A radical new beginning

...There is no classroom. Instead the children explore a sequence of ‘learning zones’ spanning creativity, STEM, Imagination, Sensory, Outdoor and Connection. The One-ery – located in Southing Morningside Primary School in Edinburgh – is...


Creating safety in the arts, as new guidance launches

...and with respect, and where they are given freedom to have fun and develop their independence and creativity. Speaking about the creation of the resource, Simon Massey, Head of Engagement and Learning at Children in Scotland said: "This has, once...


25 Calls response: My daughter just wants to dance. So what’s stopping her?

...is: “stop dancing”. This is all the more galling because I remember the buzz around putting creativity and the arts at the heart of learning when Curriculum for Excellence was introduced almost a decade ago. At that time theatre and creative...


25 Calls response: An ACE-aware Scotland? Let’s be an arts-aware nation, too

...need for children to access the arts from the earliest age, writer and poet Tom Pow explains how creativity can kindle hope in the midst of adversity Call 24: Ensure all children can participate in high quality, innovative arts experiences...

25 calls ACE Arts


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Susie Dalton

...in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. She loves using her creativity when working with young people to make the most of their brilliant ideas and to provide meaningful ways for their voices and experiences...

dalton


Annual Conference 2022

...* (10:15am-10:35am) | Making your mark: what the pandemic taught us about the power of creativity for wellbeing | Fi Milligan-Rennie, Head of Education – Screen Scotland at Creative Scotland. Click here for full...


News overview

...and our network.   It operates proactively with a focus on audience-building and quality and creativity in all communications activity.   The team's range of skills and experience encompass editing, copywriting, digital communications,...


Vision and values

Learning Week 2021 - Transcripts

...music matters The Sound Lab Self-expression through music for care experienced people  creativity with care during COVID-19 Soundcloud Presentation slides Recommended app guide Supporting young people in the transition to...



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Insight – Issue 5
post

...special to continue our collaboration with students at Edinburgh College of Art. Using their creativity to explore the issues and ideas raised in three articles, as well as the edition’s front cover, a group of fourth year illustration...


Young musicians invited to Hit The Road
post

...and vision - the benefits of learning to play musical instruments 21 February 2022 creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life 9 March 2021 Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people’s...

Arts music scotland young people

Charities set to benefit from outdoor play funding
post

...beauty of outdoor community play is that it’s child-led, enabling children to use their creativity and imagination to develop their own ways to have fun, overcome barriers, while teaching life-enhancing skills that will make positive...

children and young people funding health and wellbeing outdoor play play

Young people united through street art
post

...art Posted 13.07.23 by Alice Hinds art care care experienced people creativity Five bold and inspiring new murals will soon be on display at locations across Scotland as work on the next phase of an exciting...

art care care experienced people creativity

Coronation portrait project launched
post

...and then compiled by artist Sam Barnett, who says the project will “celebrate every child’s creativity and give them the self-belief to achieve”. Children have the opportunity not only to be part of a “national moment” and see their...

Arts Children culture

Young people encouraged to ‘step into’ culture
post

...young people to directly influence decision-making in the arts, develop their own interests and creativity and share these with their communities.” For full details on the criteria, what funding can be used for and how to apply, young people...

Arts Children culture young people

Responding to climate crisis through dance
post

...dance and overcome the financial barriers that people often encounter across the arts.  Funding creativity Ross was a successful applicant to the Access All Arts Fund, a fund managed by Children in Scotland. The film was supported by investment...

access all arts Arts climate change creative scotland environment funding

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

...of life and their motivation to succeed. The showcase was a fantastic display of the talents and creativity of young people and included pieces produced in workshops throughout the year, Afro-fusion food and music from the Glasgow African Balafon...

equality human rights refugee

Success Looks Different Award
post

...include: evidence of celebrating individual successes and positive relationships evidence of creativity evidence of sharing success with the wider community evidence of respecting and promoting children's rights recognition through awards or...

additional support needs ASL inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland
post

...of Scottish Book Trust, said: “Books have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity. There are many benefits to sharing stories, songs and rhymes with toddlers and pre-schoolers, it gives them the best start in life. We...

Early years Education Families reading

Pioneering community project takes next step
post

...best place to live and grow up and what is needed to promote positive wellbeing for all. Empathy, creativity and curiosity have shone through as our children have engaged in our visioning for a ‘Future Letham’. Our hopes for the project is...

children and young people community Participation Wellbeing

Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated
post

...reading for pleasure has found that reading can: reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety inspire creativity reduce feelings of isolation improve financial skills and critical literacy skills boost empathy, self-esteem, resilience and mental...

Education literacy reading World Book Day

"When their stories find expression, our whole society is enriched"
post

...including a sold-out 20th Anniversary Concert. In terms of recognition of disabled people’s creativity as an essential part of the wider cultural scene, the performing arts in Scotland do seem to be forging ahead. Some disabled-led companies...


Member Spotlight: Seamab
post

...to take risks and push themselves. Over time, they gain in esteem and confidence and extend their creativity and their engagement with the world around them. All of this supports development of their interests, intellect and progress in learning....


Call 24: Ensure all children can participate in high quality, innovative arts experiences from the earliest age
post

...and take a bolder, more strategic approach to the development and delivery of arts and creativity within families, communities, education, social care and early learning and childcare. We need arts and creativity to be embedded...

25 calls

What does partnership look like?
post

...does partnership look like? Save the Children’s new Head of Scotland Mark Ballard talks creativity, radical restructuring – and how children’s organisations can stay independent Becoming Save Children UK’s Head of Scotland is a...