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Category Archives: blogs by young people
Enquire recently met 17 year old Dionne McFarlane, a young person from Edinburgh on a mission! Dionne very kindly agreed to write a blog post telling us about some of the work she has been doing around Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)
Dionne meets Aileen Campbell MSP
“My name is Dionne McFarlane and I’m the GIRFEC Ambassador for Edinburgh. I was given this role back in 2014 and I have to say Continue reading
Disability Football Squad gives young people ”the confidence that they truly can do anything they want”
One of the keys to Curriculum for Excellence is that learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. With the right support, all sorts of learning experiences and achievements can help you to flourish in life.
A good example of learning beyond the classroom that is making a big impact in young people’s lives is the Scottish Football Association’s squad teams for talented young footballers with learning disabilities or cerebral palsy, stroke, or acquired brain injury.
Starting at high school is a big change, especially when your primary only has 23 pupils in the whole school
Moving to high school is a big change, especially when you live in the countryside and have been going to a really small primary school with only a few other children.
This week on the blog, 12 year old Luke from Shetland shares his feelings about moving on to high school from his rural primary school, which has just 2 teachers and 23 pupils. I was looking for a good picture to go with this blog, and couldn’t resist including this Continue reading
Supporting deaf young people to make a positive move after school: One young person shares his views
In this blog, Glen, a young guy who volunteers with NDCS, the National Deaf Children’s Society, shares his views about their recent resource “A Template for Success”. The goal of this resource is to make sure that young deaf people who are getting ready to leave school have the support they need to make a positive move on to college, uni, training or work.
MSYP has her say: How money issues affect young carers’ chances to get the most out of their education
This week on the blog, a young carer called Lauren King who is part of the Scottish Youth Parliament talks about their campaign Care.Fair.Share. This is a campaign about helping make sure that issues with money don’t stop young carers getting the most out of school and being able to carry on their studies at college and university.
What do you do at the Scottish Youth Continue reading
Hip hip hooray the fab new website BeXcellent has been launched! It’s a great way to make sense of what Curriculum for Excellence is all about – helping you have excellent learning both in and out of school so you can have totally excellent lives.
The new website has been created by a team of young people from 8 to 17 years who all have an interest in Continue reading
“An eating disorder is a serious mental illness that changes people’s relationship with food in a negative way”, writes Kathryn, Young Ambassador for Beat, the UK’s leading eating disorders charity.
“It has a negative impact on both their mental and physical health. Over 1.1 million people are directly affected by eating disorders in the UK Continue reading
Kieran is an amazing young guy who spent last summer touring around schools in Scotland on the NDCS Listening Bus. This is a bus that tours all over the UK raising deaf awareness among teachers and pupils, “dispelling myths like that deaf people can’t drive” and showing off the latest gadgets that can help deaf children – stuff like vibrating alarm clocks, flashing doorbells and amplified phones, or Bluetooth neckloops so you can listen Continue reading
Did you know? There are about 15,500 children in Scotland with severe eczema, a skin condition which can make your skin feel itchy and sore. This week on the Enquire blog, a young person with eczema tells their story and has a say on how schools could support young people facing this problem.
Want to hear other children and young people’s views? Check out this super new book full of ace Continue reading