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The Enquire blog is a great way to hear from children and young people about their life issues and the support that helps. You'll also find info on campaigns, youth projects and films made by young people.

Need to chill out? Pupils at Niddriemill primary head to The Retreat

Sometimes it may seem hard to control your behaviour. When other people at school call you names, or when you feel angry about stuff at home, it can really wind you up. Enquire interviewed pupils at Niddriemill Primary about how their chill out zone called ‘the Retreat’ helps. Continue reading

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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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Interviews about help at school for pupils who have been made homeless

Every day 60 children are made homeless in Scotland. Enquire invited a youth group from Shelter to share their views, and they gave their ideas for extra help that might make school easier for them. Continue reading

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Interview with Keith Gray, winner of Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Awards

Enquire interview with Keith Gray, the author whose book Ostrich Boys won the Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Awards in 2010. The book looks at how a group of teenagers deal with the death of one of their mates.
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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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Love storybooks but find reading hard? Maybe you need a reading buddy!

Enquire interview with P1 and P6 pupils at Ashpark Primary who are reading buddies for each other. Reading buddying is where an older pupil helps someone younger with their reading by looking at storybooks with them.

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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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Interview with prize winning author Malorie Blackman

Interview with prize winning author Malorie Blackman, best known for the Noughts and Crosses series. The author discusses racist bullying at school and her own experiences as a school leaver. Continue reading

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Alcohol culture in Scotland… let’s get it sorted

Peer pressure, stress at school, isolation … these were just some of the issues about alcohol that came up in Enquire’s interview with Siobhan, one of the young people on the Youth Commission on Alcohol. Continue reading

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