Category Archives: my say

“Why label me because I’m in care?”

Over 12,000 young people in Scotland are in care (also called “looked after”). Enquire interviewed James, Melissa and Russell, three young people who all have experience of being in care, and the message from them is…GIVE US A CHANCE! Continue reading

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How are you feeling? Have your say in a national survey

Have you been feeling unwell for a long time? Have you got a disability? Then now is your chance to share your views in a national survey. The survey is about how being ill or disabled affects your life. It … Continue reading

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The day that aliens from outer space visited our Pupil Council

Looking for examples of democracy in action, aliens from space are visiting pupil councils at schools around the country. Don’t believe me? Check out this comic Councils of the Galaxy, pictured below. Children in Scotland – the organisation that made … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Youth Commission on Alcohol for their report on alcohol culture in Scotland

Hi blog readers, Just been reading the Youth Commission on Alcohol report. Wow! It’s great! The young people involved have spent a year doing research about Scotland’s relationship to alcohol. They have talked to doctors, politicians from all over Europe, … Continue reading

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A big thank you to Iona for sending us her drawings about school :)

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Missed out on school? Young people in Falkirk tell Enquire what helps

Enquire visited Camelon in Falkirk to meet some of the pupils in the Interrupted Learners Group. The people in the group have been unable to go to school because of mental health and medical reasons. The group gives them a chance to learn new things and make friends with other young people going through similar experiences. Continue reading

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Awesome artwork by young carers about their lives

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These totally cool pictures were created by young people supported by the Highland Carers Project. The young people involved all help to care for someone in their family who is unwell or has a disability. As you can see from … Continue reading

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The one in which Enquire enjoys festive cheer with the LGBT Youth Council

Enquire interview with the LGBT National Youth Council, about issues at school for LGBT young people, and what helps. Continue reading

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Drugs and alcohol – think you know all the risks? Fast Forward can set the record straight

Interview with peer educators at Fast Forward, which promotes health and well-being by giving young people the info that they need to make wise choices about drugs and alcohol. In the interview, young people discuss how alcohol and drugs can affect young people at school, and the support that helps. Continue reading

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Author Lynne Rickards talks to Enquire about Pink penguins and other wonders

Interview with author Lynne Rickards, her daughter Anna and her son Cameron. Lynne discusses her book Pink, about a pink penguin. It has some important messages for young people who worry about not fitting in with other people at school. Continue reading

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