Another fab blog from MSYP Aqeel, the young Convener of the Education and Lifelong Learning Committee for the Scottish Youth Parliament. Thanks for keeping us in the loop Aqeel!
AQEEL: “The Education Committee has been busy over the last couple of months. At our last committee meeting, at SYP’s 59th National Sitting, in the Scottish Borders, we discussed our initial Additional Support for Learning research results, our recent Continue reading
The Scottish Elections are coming up next week, and if you’re 16 years old or over then you have the right to vote. This is such an exciting chance for you to use your voice and have a say in how Scotland should be run!
There are lots of youth orgs with manifestos that set out goals for the new government that will make life better for young people in Scotland. A lot of the manifestos call for politicians to do more to make sure that all young people in Scotland get Continue reading
‘Why me? Why can’t I just be normal?’
‘Will I cope – how bad will it get? Will I get better?’
‘Will I be able to have a family? Will I be able to get a job?’
‘Does it define me? Who am I? I am sporty… I like cooking… I am not just sick!’
These are some of the thoughts shared with Enquire by young people who have chronic illnesses – serious Continue reading
Special guests on the blog this week, pupils from Riverside Primary in Stirling who act as mentors and champions for people with autism at their school.
Autism is a condition that can affect how a person talks and listens to other people, how they learn and how they make friends. You can watch this ace Fixers film to find out more.
“We are the AP Gang from Riverside Primary School Continue reading
The Scottish Government want to make sure that Scotland is the best place for you to grow up in. They want every single one of you to have the best chance to do well at school and get the most out of your learning. That’s why they have made a new law, called the Education (Scotland) Act. This new law covers lots of different things.
For example, Continue reading
Hats off to the amazing young people who took part in the Enquire conference in Stirling yesterday. They really stole the show!
First up, Zoe and Caitlin, whose volunteering efforts for See Me and Aye Mind have even attracted the attention of the royals Kate and Wills, spoke about how digital media impacts on young people’s mental health. While they felt that social media had its downsides like online trolls, cyber bullying, pro-anorexia blogs and negative posts being Continue reading
Louise is a young person from Falkirk on a campaign to help teachers get better at supporting pupils with anxiety. After her own struggle with anxiety, Louise ended up dropping out of school. She wants to make sure other young people don’t end up taking that route.
“It was a very confusing feeling. I didn’t really know what was going on,” explains Louise. “In school I often felt trapped, which caused Continue reading
In this guest blog by MSYP Aqeel Ahmed, he shares about some research that the Scottish Youth Parliament are doing to find out about innovative ways that schools are supporting children and young people to make sure they are ‘happy and successful learners’.
The Scottish Youth Parliament’s Education and Lifelong Learning Committee have developed surveys, and we plan to conduct focus groups to gather the Continue reading
Hello dear blog readers
So it’s back to school this week… Easy to get the January Blues after the Christmas holidays and what with all this grey rainy weather. If you’re feeling really down about school, or anxious about exams coming up, remember you’re not alone. You can contact Enquire to get advice about support that might help. And if you want to share your emotions with a counsellor, childline are always ace people to talk to either Continue reading