Category Archives: Developing the Young Workforce

RSNO Young Ambassadors – 16-21 year olds

Are you aged 16-21 and have a passion for all things classical music? We’d love you to join us as one of our RSNO Young Ambassadors for our 18:19 season.

Young Ambassadors are invited to attend forums throughout the season working alongside the RSNO team to debate the direction of youth engagement within classical music.  Ambassadors also gain work experience opportunities, receive free tickets for RSNO concerts and get the chance meet RSNO musicians and conductors.

For further details and for the 18:19 application form visit the RSNO website

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 14 September 2018

If you have any further questions please contact the RSNO Learning and Engagement team on 0141 225 3584 or email


Career Education Standard 3-18: Introduction to Creativity Skills published

Linked to the Career Education Standard 3-18
An Introduction to Creativity Skills is now available on the National Improvement Hub – complete with reflective activities, actions, and planning exercises.

You can find all of the Career Education Standard resources here:,5G1XD,49RSC3,L39D3,1



Nominations wanted – Scottish Education Awards – Employability and Creativity across Learning

Nominations invited for Scottish Education Awards – deadline 12 noon, 14 February 2018

Since 2013 the Scottish Education Awards have featured a Creative Learning Award category with notable shortlisted winners from primary, early learning and childcare, and secondary schools. This year we have taken the awards a step further by embedding creative approaches in all of the award categories, and with a focus on creativity skills within the new Employability and Creativity across Learning category.

We would really appreciate your help in identifying schools or education centres that use unique and innovative approaches in their teaching, learning and improvement, and encouraging someone from the school community to submit a nomination.

Nominations can be made via the Scottish Education Awards website:

There are three main questions to answer, as follows:

  1. Please provide detail about all the activities, programmes and creative approaches you are taking forward in your setting in relation to this award category. How are these being embedded across the four contexts for learning? (Max 600 words)
  2. How are you promoting equity, equality, diversity and inclusion in relation to this award category? (Max 300 words)
  3. What impact are your approaches having on learners, staff, their families, partner organisations, other educational establishments and the wider community? What evidence do you have to support this? (Max 300 words)


How well prepared is Scotland for the R&D challenges of the future?

Interesting article from featuring a great example from West Dunbartonshire Council and Glasgow’s Science Centre:


Career Conversation – all about Creativity and Employability – parents – Edinburgh

May – Firhill High School 30th Flyer: Firrhill 30th May

6th June – Craigmount High School – Flyer: Craigmount 6th June

 Are you a parent of children in p7 to S6? If so, this is especially for you and your children who are also very welcome! But come anyway as it will be of interest to anyone whose work supports or informs any aspect of young people’s career pathways.


These 2 events are modelled on the very successful Creative Conversations. Please share with your friends and neighbours who are also parents and encourage them to come along too.

There will be refreshments and you are welcome to either event. Please RSVP to

Looking forward to seeing you there


Linda Lees | Lifelong Learning Strategic Manager (Creativity, Health and Wellbeing) | Schools and Lifelong Learning | Communities and Families | The City of Edinburgh Council, Waverley Court, Business Centre 1/2, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG | Tel 0131 469 3956 | Mobile 07917 825007 |


Parents’ Nutshell Guide on Creativity, Enterprise and Employability

The latest National Parent Forum of Scotland nutshell guide is now available on the NPFS website:

Its focus is Creativity, Enterprise and Employability so we hope you will find this guide particularly useful in your work.  It is has been produced by the NPFS in partnership with Skills Development Scotland with input from a range of other partners, including NCLN representatives and  Young Enterprise Scotland.


It recognises the significant and increasing link between future employability and well developed  creativity skills in young people. In their 2016 report ‘The Future of Jobs’, the World Economic Forum highlighted anticipated changes in employability skills and suggested that by 2020 over one third of the skills considered important in today’s workforce will have changed. Notably, creativity will have become one of the top three skills needed to deal with the avalanche of new products, new technologies and new ways of working. . As you may know, the focus on creativity and employability is also reflected in Quality Indicator 3.3 in the latest (2016) version of the school self-evaluation and improvement guide How Good is our School?

CBBC Online Show-LOOKING FOR PRESENTERS – aged 12-14

If you’re aged between 12 – 14 years and love creating your own content and following the latest challenges, or just know you have the right personality to present an online show, we want to hear from you!

APPLY NOW via or contact the for an application form.

For further information, please contact (Jessica/Lucy), or call 02037614616, or visit

The deadline is Friday 02 June 2017 at 12:00.


Creativity Banners now available in all local authorities

Your local Creative Learning Network now have high quality pull up banners available to loan that offer deep learning opportunities for creativity across learning, creativity and employability and creativity for attainment. You will find all of the infographics used on the banners on the National Improvement Hub:

The set of 5 pull-up banners offer an informative and dramatic display for any creativity themed event or project you may be planning. They can be used as discussion materials for CLPL, to stimulate activities with learners, and as easy to digest resources for classrooms and staffrooms. As well as relating directly to Quality Indicator 3.3 in How Good Is Our School 4 they offer a key component in any work around skills for life, learning and work and Developing the Young Workforce.

To borrow the banners you can find your local authority’s creative learning contacts on the Creativity Portal: or email Stephen Bullock, Development Officer for Creativity

Creativity Posters for every Early Learning and Childcare centre in Scotland

Colourful posters, exploring creativity skills for learners and staff, are currently being delivered to every ELCC centre in Scotland as part of Education Scotland’s work on the national Creative Learning Plan.

The posters support learners, teachers and leaders in sharing a common understanding of creativity skills, and their place across all areas of the curriculum.

You can find downloadable versions of posters and more on the National Improvement Hub:

To learn more about creative teaching and learning you can speak to your local creative learning contacts or email Stephen Bullock, Development Officer for Creativity