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Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

Children in Scotland welcomes ban on single use vapes

...of knowledge around the health impacts of vaping, the marketing of e-cigarettes and vapes, the environmental impact of such plastic products, and how schools are responding to the issue of vaping among pupils. With members sharing that children...


Explore Therapeutic Life Story Work as Diploma course launches for 2024

...however, from the outset I recall it being such a welcoming, inclusive, and nurturing learning environment that I felt right at home.    Richard Rose has a wealth of knowledge at his disposal, along with a variety of guest speakers - the...


Looking to the future with Changing our World

...this is our 2021-26 Manifesto, with learning, rights and democracy, economic planning and the environment leading our calls for change (click here to read). Changing our World Find out more about our children and young...


Making cyber security fun for children

...using tablet devices to go online. As a result of living in a hyper-connected digital environment, cyber-attacks on banks and businesses and the hacking of our personal information are ever-present dangers. We all need to be vigilant...


Damage to environment children's key concern in new Crown Estate report

... Damage to environment children's top concern in report for Crown Estate Scotland 14 May 2020 Children and young people's views on the environment have been captured in a new report for Crown Estate Scotland published today. Click here to...

climate change crown estate environment Participation sea seabed young people

Economy ‘must be redesigned’ to focus on wellbeing and environmental sustainability

... Economy ‘must be redesigned’ with focus on wellbeing and environmental sustainability 17 November 2022 Children in Scotland has joined more than 100 other organisations calling for Scotland to make a wellbeing economy a reality. An open...

economy Wellbeing wellbeing budgeting

25 Calls response: Classrooms must be positive, open, safe environments where children feel welcome and bullying can no longer thrive

... Classrooms must be positive, open, safe environments where children feel welcome and bullying can no longer thrive 7 February 2019 Jordan Allison, Campaign Manager at Show Racism the Red Card Scotland responds to Call 16 of our 25...


environmental design challenge

...Nina Joynson. Image: Ronnie Macdonald, Flickr (CC BY 2.0) climate climate change engineering environment science Scottish Schools sea West of Scotland school pupils have been tasked with engineering new and innovative ways of reducing sea...

climate climate change engineering environment science Scottish Schools sea

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

...for climate justice on a world stage, and she also discusses why young people are vital to the environmental movement in a quick-fire Q&A with Changing our World (click here for more). The 25-year-old explained: “When it comes to climate...


Inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education

...created a range of resources to support the development of more inclusive practices and learning environments. The group is managed by Children in Scotland and Enquire. Commenting on the selection of the Inclusion Ambassadors as a case study,...


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

...organisation, on a 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...


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

...garden, a dedicated space to enable us to provide year-round art therapy away from the clinical environment. The Teapot Trust Elsewhere Garden is being replanted at the hospital this October, with an official opening planned for Spring 2024 when...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...the Inclusion Ambassadors for their ongoing work and commitment to supporting inclusive learning environments.” The Success Looks Different 2023 winners and runners-up will each be presented with a physical award at their own presentation day,...


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

...work in this part of the sector. I am also acutely aware of the challenges that staff face in this environment; not only do they have responsibility for ensuring the development of everything from social skills to fine motor skills, but they are...


An imaginative reframing of education in Scotland

...vision for education is a lasting and powerful contradiction to the idea of sitting children in an environment of passive instruction. Multitudes of educators, headteachers, parents and advocates are striving to protect and develop possibilities...


And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...our pupils, but also our part in it, which is providing the right social, emotional and academic environment for our neurodiverse pupils to thrive. It’s good to be back: with a staff team who ‘get it’, who know and show that building...


Keeping Children in Scotland’s commitment to The Promise

...programme for pupil support (click here for more) staff to help create a supportive school environment. The programme development will be led by two working groups – one of care experienced children and young people and the other pupil...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...Alongside this we have a Manifesto, with learning, rights and democracy, economic planning and the environment leading our calls for change.  It is important to use anniversaries like this to pause and reflect on what has been achieved. By doing...


Launching a major new co-design project for pupil support staff

...for pupil support staff, with a particular focus on helping them provide a supportive school environment for care experienced children and young people and those on the edges of care. The ‘Pupil Support Staff Learning Programme’ will take...


Vision through our values

...trust key to how we connect with others, caring about the impact our work has on people and the environment. We all need to be kind to each other as we continue through a cost-of-living crisis. At Children in Scotland, we will ensure that...


Class act: promoting inclusive school settings

...for pupils with additional support needs, writes Chris Ross.     We know the impact that our environment has on how we feel. The people we are with, the noise and light or the layout of a space all affect how we engage with it.   Through...


Should we blame influencers for online harm? 40,000 children have their say

...says Dan, Impact Manager, ‘with topics ranging from mental health to body image; from the environment to refugees, from free school meals and social media to whether hosting the World Cup in Qatar was a mistake, it’s a weekly race to...


How do we support long-term solutions when we’re confronted with a crisis?

Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning

...under-appreciated or dismissed. When a culture of permissible prejudice is allowed to permeate any environment, particularly in school settings, it can escalate quickly. I experienced homophobic bullying early in secondary school, and the impact of...


Qualifications and assessments 'must prioritise flexibility, individual choice and continuous progress'

...Inclusion Ambassador work, said: “The Inclusion Ambassadors are clear that the high-pressure environment of formal exams can have a detrimental effect on their health and wellbeing, as well as overall experience of school in their final...

assessment Education exams inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Annual Conference 2022: Behind the scenes with Changing our World

...talked about issues around marketing Olive talked about health impacts Marcus talked about environmental issues Olive and Oscar talked about education around vaping Safiyah finished by talking about peer issues. They then shared...


Insight magazine recognised in national publishing awards

...from high-profile national institutions including the National Trust for Scotland, Historic environment Scotland and the National Photographic Society. Unfortunately, a win was not on the cards for the Insight team this time, with the title...


Laying the foundations for Scotland's Barnahus

...reflected throughout the standards Reducing trauma and promoting recovery The design and environment of any Bairns’ Hoose buildings Confidentiality and information sharing Planning and evaluation of services. We will be...


Striving for inclusive education: An interview with Jordan Daly

...within our education landscape in terms of achieving a more inclusive and equitable learning environment for LGBT young people. I'm also a little bit older and wiser now. When I spoke in 2016, I was only 20. I've learned a lot about...


“We mustn’t lose sight of our collective goal”

...into a new positive rhythm. However, we have moved from that phase into one where the external environment is increasingly hostile. Crisis impacts There have been a lot of insightful pieces written over the past few months highlighting how the...

CEO chief executive Children children's sector cost of living Families Inequality Jude pandemic Poverty resilience third sector

Announcing a new corporate partnership with award-winning estate agent Yopa

...of family and providing for future generations, which is why we've placed caring for our environment and each other at the heart of our business. We have always encouraged a positive work-life balance, which includes work from home...


A time to learn, look beyond – and show common cause

...4,000 miles south and slightly east of Ukraine, you reach Yemen, where, due to conflict and environmental challenges, at least 11 million children are estimated as needing humanitarian assistance. And Yemen is not even number one in the very...

Children's rights conflict crisis environment global humanitarian refugees Ukraine war world worldwide

Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...affect the lives of children and young people such as children’s rights, tackling poverty, the environment, and mental health and equalities, our Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, said: Upholding children’s...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

2021-26 Manifesto launches with calls to put wellbeing at the heart of Scottish budget, include under-16s in Citizens’ Assemblies, target air pollution and introduce a ‘hobby premium’

...the wellbeing of all citizens in Scotland, including children, young people and families. environment Improving air quality in locations where children live, learn and play: a school air quality monitoring and education scheme should be...

budget Child protection community democracy economy Education environment equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...reduce the grip of poverty to ensure that all families can access the resources they require.” environment: progress on emissions targets “Children in Scotland is extremely pleased to see the commitment within the Programme for Government to...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”

...policy suggestions to achieve more egalitarian workplaces and makes the link between equality and environmental sustainability  Children in Scotland: I’m interested in your proposals around employees on boards, and the kind of differences that...

climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

Our Trainers & Speakers

...expertise is in designing and delivering sexual health programmes, as well as considering how our environment and communication methods can help make our practice more inclusive. Corrie’s work centres around building capacity by helping...


Launch of Children's Pocket Garden Design competition

...for nursery and school pupils Posted 16.01.24 by Alice Hinds design Education environment schools Children across Scotland are being encouraged to take inspiration from “nature’s engineers” as Keep Scotland...

design Education environment schools

Insight – Issue 5

...to fighting for climate justice on a world stage, and discusses why young people are vital to the environmental movement. The 25-year-old explained: “When it comes to climate crisis, young voices in particular are so important. We are one of the...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...learning techniques enhance your understanding of how to create inclusive and supportive environments. Check out the new module and our eLearning Hub here: https://childreninscotland.org.uk/learning/elearning/ Click on Explore...


Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme

...and wellbeing learning for sustainability Outdoor education outdoor learning environmental education programme expands after successful pilot environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful has announced the expansion of its...

children and young people health and wellbeing learning for sustainability Outdoor education outdoor learning

New report explores poverty and the care system

...young people with the opportunity to return to a safe and economically stable family environment is therefore central to achieving this ambition. “The experiences of parents who took part in our research illustrate that policies...

care system Children Poverty research

Children’s Hearings Scotland launches new feedback portal

...barriers. "This can mean getting feedback at a time and a place that works for the child and in an environment where they feel comfortable and have the support of trusted adults.” For more information, click here to visit the Children’s...

Children's rights the Promise

Donna Martin

...through her own business Child Friendly Culture where she has worked to support lasting change in environments to help ensure that children and young people are able to claim their rights. She also has experience of leading Scottish Government’s...

martin

New funding announced to improve childcare

...and carers into work and enables them to support their families, while also providing a nurturing environment for children to take part in a wide range of activities.” With all three- and four-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds currently...

childcare childcare expansion out of school care School

Social history project captures LGBTQ+ voices

...change through young people’s voices, and improving lives through partnerships and inclusive environments. The future vision, the charity says, will be achieved through working with partners to create a more inclusive Scotland, where...

communities equality LGBT young people

Big changes on the horizon for Scotland's play spaces

...physical and mental wellbeing, and play parks ensure children can access high quality safe environments free of charge as families grapple with the cost of living crisis. “This funding will support local communities to take forward their...

funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government

Young people have their say on access to food

...to eat lunch at school if free meals were provided. Additionally, 70% said that a better eating environment and/or involving young people in decision-making about school meals would make them more likely to eat lunch at school. Stigma around...

Food food insecurity SYP UNCRC young people

Responding to climate crisis through dance

...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 climate change,...

access all arts Arts climate change creative scotland environment funding

Climate-conscious theatre performance comes to Scottish schools

...2023 by Nina Joynson. Photo credit: Andrew Perry Arts climate climate change environment schools Activism and the climate crisis is the focus of 'Maya and The Whale', a new theatre production touring Scottish...

Arts climate climate change environment schools

The family food shop in an ideal world

...as children grow older and their eating preferences change. It was also recognised that eating environments also become more important and stigmatised, such as circumstances where children with packed lunches eat separately to those with school...

Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment

Pens at the ready

...youngsters to design new Read, Write, Count bag Posted 17 Jan, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond art environment literacy reading Pupils in Primary 1-Primary 3 are invited to submit a design for the new Read, Write, Count bags as part of an...

art environment literacy reading

Engaging marginalised young men

...is Men Minds' principal investigator. On the project, she said: “It’s about creating an environment in which we can explore these ideas, to make information more inclusive and to support young men to lead on developing better...

boys law LGBT Mental Health Participation research young people

Renewed calls for minimum allowance for foster carers

...longer live with their birth families with stability, security and a positive and supportive home environment. Ensuring they are supported must be a priority. The Scottish Government needs to introduce a national minimum allowance now. This is a...

care experienced foster care

Campaign to fundraise for Pakistan floods

...floods Posted 6 September, 2022 by Nina Joynson climate change Education environment Fundraising global A Scotland-based initiative has developed new school materials to teach pupils about Pakistan...

climate change Education environment Fundraising global

New book addresses children's climate anxiety

...anxiety amongst children Posted 28 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond climate environment A new book aims to help children identify how making small changes at home, such as reducing single use plastic, can help the...

climate environment

Young people present key issues to Government

...event, September 2018. Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland met today with the First...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation

...3 November, 2021 by Nina Joynson Arts climate climate change environment A digital art installation project asking children and adults in Scotland and India to ‘bare their sole’ has gone live in...

Arts climate climate change environment

COP26 brings new opportunities for young people

...involved Posted 27 October, 2021 by Nina Joynson climate climate change environment The spotlight is on the climate emergency as COP26 approaches, and recent reports provide evidence for the crisis’ impact...

climate climate change environment

Young climate activists plan global day of protest

...31 August, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Belinda Lawley climate change environment Young people up and down the country who are concerned about the state of the environment will participate in a Global Day of...

climate change environment

Call 25: Cut cars from school drop-offs to boost active travel and improve air quality for our children

...health care, clean water and good food... Children should be able to live in a safe and healthy environment...' Sustrans Find out more about the work of Sustrans, the charity that's making it easier for people to walk and...

25 calls environment sustrans


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Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

Children in Scotland welcomes ban on single use vapes

...of knowledge around the health impacts of vaping, the marketing of e-cigarettes and vapes, the environmental impact of such plastic products, and how schools are responding to the issue of vaping among pupils. With members sharing that children...


Explore Therapeutic Life Story Work as Diploma course launches for 2024

...however, from the outset I recall it being such a welcoming, inclusive, and nurturing learning environment that I felt right at home.    Richard Rose has a wealth of knowledge at his disposal, along with a variety of guest speakers - the...


Looking to the future with Changing our World

...this is our 2021-26 Manifesto, with learning, rights and democracy, economic planning and the environment leading our calls for change (click here to read). Changing our World Find out more about our children and young...


Making cyber security fun for children

...using tablet devices to go online. As a result of living in a hyper-connected digital environment, cyber-attacks on banks and businesses and the hacking of our personal information are ever-present dangers. We all need to be vigilant...


Damage to environment children's key concern in new Crown Estate report

... Damage to environment children's top concern in report for Crown Estate Scotland 14 May 2020 Children and young people's views on the environment have been captured in a new report for Crown Estate Scotland published today. Click here to...

climate change crown estate environment Participation sea seabed young people

Economy ‘must be redesigned’ to focus on wellbeing and environmental sustainability

... Economy ‘must be redesigned’ with focus on wellbeing and environmental sustainability 17 November 2022 Children in Scotland has joined more than 100 other organisations calling for Scotland to make a wellbeing economy a reality. An open...

economy Wellbeing wellbeing budgeting

25 Calls response: Classrooms must be positive, open, safe environments where children feel welcome and bullying can no longer thrive

... Classrooms must be positive, open, safe environments where children feel welcome and bullying can no longer thrive 7 February 2019 Jordan Allison, Campaign Manager at Show Racism the Red Card Scotland responds to Call 16 of our 25...


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

...for climate justice on a world stage, and she also discusses why young people are vital to the environmental movement in a quick-fire Q&A with Changing our World (click here for more). The 25-year-old explained: “When it comes to climate...


Inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education

...created a range of resources to support the development of more inclusive practices and learning environments. The group is managed by Children in Scotland and Enquire. Commenting on the selection of the Inclusion Ambassadors as a case study,...


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

...organisation, on a 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...


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

...garden, a dedicated space to enable us to provide year-round art therapy away from the clinical environment. The Teapot Trust Elsewhere Garden is being replanted at the hospital this October, with an official opening planned for Spring 2024 when...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...the Inclusion Ambassadors for their ongoing work and commitment to supporting inclusive learning environments.” The Success Looks Different 2023 winners and runners-up will each be presented with a physical award at their own presentation day,...


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

...work in this part of the sector. I am also acutely aware of the challenges that staff face in this environment; not only do they have responsibility for ensuring the development of everything from social skills to fine motor skills, but they are...


An imaginative reframing of education in Scotland

...vision for education is a lasting and powerful contradiction to the idea of sitting children in an environment of passive instruction. Multitudes of educators, headteachers, parents and advocates are striving to protect and develop possibilities...


And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...our pupils, but also our part in it, which is providing the right social, emotional and academic environment for our neurodiverse pupils to thrive. It’s good to be back: with a staff team who ‘get it’, who know and show that building...


Keeping Children in Scotland’s commitment to The Promise

...programme for pupil support (click here for more) staff to help create a supportive school environment. The programme development will be led by two working groups – one of care experienced children and young people and the other pupil...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...Alongside this we have a Manifesto, with learning, rights and democracy, economic planning and the environment leading our calls for change.  It is important to use anniversaries like this to pause and reflect on what has been achieved. By doing...


Launching a major new co-design project for pupil support staff

...for pupil support staff, with a particular focus on helping them provide a supportive school environment for care experienced children and young people and those on the edges of care. The ‘Pupil Support Staff Learning Programme’ will take...


Vision through our values

...trust key to how we connect with others, caring about the impact our work has on people and the environment. We all need to be kind to each other as we continue through a cost-of-living crisis. At Children in Scotland, we will ensure that...


Class act: promoting inclusive school settings

...for pupils with additional support needs, writes Chris Ross.     We know the impact that our environment has on how we feel. The people we are with, the noise and light or the layout of a space all affect how we engage with it.   Through...


Should we blame influencers for online harm? 40,000 children have their say

...says Dan, Impact Manager, ‘with topics ranging from mental health to body image; from the environment to refugees, from free school meals and social media to whether hosting the World Cup in Qatar was a mistake, it’s a weekly race to...


How do we support long-term solutions when we’re confronted with a crisis?

Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning

...under-appreciated or dismissed. When a culture of permissible prejudice is allowed to permeate any environment, particularly in school settings, it can escalate quickly. I experienced homophobic bullying early in secondary school, and the impact of...


Qualifications and assessments 'must prioritise flexibility, individual choice and continuous progress'

...Inclusion Ambassador work, said: “The Inclusion Ambassadors are clear that the high-pressure environment of formal exams can have a detrimental effect on their health and wellbeing, as well as overall experience of school in their final...

assessment Education exams inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Annual Conference 2022: Behind the scenes with Changing our World

...talked about issues around marketing Olive talked about health impacts Marcus talked about environmental issues Olive and Oscar talked about education around vaping Safiyah finished by talking about peer issues. They then shared...


Insight magazine recognised in national publishing awards

...from high-profile national institutions including the National Trust for Scotland, Historic environment Scotland and the National Photographic Society. Unfortunately, a win was not on the cards for the Insight team this time, with the title...


Laying the foundations for Scotland's Barnahus

...reflected throughout the standards Reducing trauma and promoting recovery The design and environment of any Bairns’ Hoose buildings Confidentiality and information sharing Planning and evaluation of services. We will be...


Striving for inclusive education: An interview with Jordan Daly

...within our education landscape in terms of achieving a more inclusive and equitable learning environment for LGBT young people. I'm also a little bit older and wiser now. When I spoke in 2016, I was only 20. I've learned a lot about...


“We mustn’t lose sight of our collective goal”

...into a new positive rhythm. However, we have moved from that phase into one where the external environment is increasingly hostile. Crisis impacts There have been a lot of insightful pieces written over the past few months highlighting how the...

CEO chief executive Children children's sector cost of living Families Inequality Jude pandemic Poverty resilience third sector

Announcing a new corporate partnership with award-winning estate agent Yopa

...of family and providing for future generations, which is why we've placed caring for our environment and each other at the heart of our business. We have always encouraged a positive work-life balance, which includes work from home...


A time to learn, look beyond – and show common cause

...4,000 miles south and slightly east of Ukraine, you reach Yemen, where, due to conflict and environmental challenges, at least 11 million children are estimated as needing humanitarian assistance. And Yemen is not even number one in the very...

Children's rights conflict crisis environment global humanitarian refugees Ukraine war world worldwide

Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...affect the lives of children and young people such as children’s rights, tackling poverty, the environment, and mental health and equalities, our Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, said: Upholding children’s...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

2021-26 Manifesto launches with calls to put wellbeing at the heart of Scottish budget, include under-16s in Citizens’ Assemblies, target air pollution and introduce a ‘hobby premium’

...the wellbeing of all citizens in Scotland, including children, young people and families. environment Improving air quality in locations where children live, learn and play: a school air quality monitoring and education scheme should be...

budget Child protection community democracy economy Education environment equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...reduce the grip of poverty to ensure that all families can access the resources they require.” environment: progress on emissions targets “Children in Scotland is extremely pleased to see the commitment within the Programme for Government to...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”

...policy suggestions to achieve more egalitarian workplaces and makes the link between equality and environmental sustainability  Children in Scotland: I’m interested in your proposals around employees on boards, and the kind of differences that...

climate change environment equality Health Inequality society


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Our Trainers & Speakers

...expertise is in designing and delivering sexual health programmes, as well as considering how our environment and communication methods can help make our practice more inclusive. Corrie’s work centres around building capacity by helping...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...learning techniques enhance your understanding of how to create inclusive and supportive environments. Check out the new module and our eLearning Hub here: https://childreninscotland.org.uk/learning/elearning/ Click on Explore...



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environmental design challenge
post

...Nina Joynson. Image: Ronnie Macdonald, Flickr (CC BY 2.0) climate climate change engineering environment science Scottish Schools sea West of Scotland school pupils have been tasked with engineering new and innovative ways of reducing sea...

climate climate change engineering environment science Scottish Schools sea

Launch of Children's Pocket Garden Design competition
post

...for nursery and school pupils Posted 16.01.24 by Alice Hinds design Education environment schools Children across Scotland are being encouraged to take inspiration from “nature’s engineers” as Keep Scotland...

design Education environment schools

Insight – Issue 5
post

...to fighting for climate justice on a world stage, and discusses why young people are vital to the environmental movement. The 25-year-old explained: “When it comes to climate crisis, young voices in particular are so important. We are one of the...


Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme
post

...and wellbeing learning for sustainability Outdoor education outdoor learning environmental education programme expands after successful pilot environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful has announced the expansion of its...

children and young people health and wellbeing learning for sustainability Outdoor education outdoor learning

New report explores poverty and the care system
post

...young people with the opportunity to return to a safe and economically stable family environment is therefore central to achieving this ambition. “The experiences of parents who took part in our research illustrate that policies...

care system Children Poverty research

Children’s Hearings Scotland launches new feedback portal
post

...barriers. "This can mean getting feedback at a time and a place that works for the child and in an environment where they feel comfortable and have the support of trusted adults.” For more information, click here to visit the Children’s...

Children's rights the Promise

Donna Martin
post

...through her own business Child Friendly Culture where she has worked to support lasting change in environments to help ensure that children and young people are able to claim their rights. She also has experience of leading Scottish Government’s...

martin

New funding announced to improve childcare
post

...and carers into work and enables them to support their families, while also providing a nurturing environment for children to take part in a wide range of activities.” With all three- and four-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds currently...

childcare childcare expansion out of school care School

Social history project captures LGBTQ+ voices
post

...change through young people’s voices, and improving lives through partnerships and inclusive environments. The future vision, the charity says, will be achieved through working with partners to create a more inclusive Scotland, where...

communities equality LGBT young people

Big changes on the horizon for Scotland's play spaces
post

...physical and mental wellbeing, and play parks ensure children can access high quality safe environments free of charge as families grapple with the cost of living crisis. “This funding will support local communities to take forward their...

funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government

Young people have their say on access to food
post

...to eat lunch at school if free meals were provided. Additionally, 70% said that a better eating environment and/or involving young people in decision-making about school meals would make them more likely to eat lunch at school. Stigma around...

Food food insecurity SYP UNCRC young people

Responding to climate crisis through dance
post

...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 climate change,...

access all arts Arts climate change creative scotland environment funding

Climate-conscious theatre performance comes to Scottish schools
post

...2023 by Nina Joynson. Photo credit: Andrew Perry Arts climate climate change environment schools Activism and the climate crisis is the focus of 'Maya and The Whale', a new theatre production touring Scottish...

Arts climate climate change environment schools

The family food shop in an ideal world
post

...as children grow older and their eating preferences change. It was also recognised that eating environments also become more important and stigmatised, such as circumstances where children with packed lunches eat separately to those with school...

Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment

Pens at the ready
post

...youngsters to design new Read, Write, Count bag Posted 17 Jan, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond art environment literacy reading Pupils in Primary 1-Primary 3 are invited to submit a design for the new Read, Write, Count bags as part of an...

art environment literacy reading

Engaging marginalised young men
post

...is Men Minds' principal investigator. On the project, she said: “It’s about creating an environment in which we can explore these ideas, to make information more inclusive and to support young men to lead on developing better...

boys law LGBT Mental Health Participation research young people

Renewed calls for minimum allowance for foster carers
post

...longer live with their birth families with stability, security and a positive and supportive home environment. Ensuring they are supported must be a priority. The Scottish Government needs to introduce a national minimum allowance now. This is a...

care experienced foster care

Campaign to fundraise for Pakistan floods
post

...floods Posted 6 September, 2022 by Nina Joynson climate change Education environment Fundraising global A Scotland-based initiative has developed new school materials to teach pupils about Pakistan...

climate change Education environment Fundraising global

New book addresses children's climate anxiety
post

...anxiety amongst children Posted 28 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond climate environment A new book aims to help children identify how making small changes at home, such as reducing single use plastic, can help the...

climate environment

Young people present key issues to Government
post

...event, September 2018. Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland met today with the First...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation
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...3 November, 2021 by Nina Joynson Arts climate climate change environment A digital art installation project asking children and adults in Scotland and India to ‘bare their sole’ has gone live in...

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COP26 brings new opportunities for young people
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...involved Posted 27 October, 2021 by Nina Joynson climate climate change environment The spotlight is on the climate emergency as COP26 approaches, and recent reports provide evidence for the crisis’ impact...

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Young climate activists plan global day of protest
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...31 August, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Belinda Lawley climate change environment Young people up and down the country who are concerned about the state of the environment will participate in a Global Day of...

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Call 25: Cut cars from school drop-offs to boost active travel and improve air quality for our children
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...health care, clean water and good food... Children should be able to live in a safe and healthy environment...' Sustrans Find out more about the work of Sustrans, the charity that's making it easier for people to walk and...

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