My World of Work offers career information, advice and resources to help children and young people learning Gaelic and in GME make informed choices about their future. It enables children and young people to choose school subjects based on labour market information and career pathways. Find out more.
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The UN is holding a Day of Discussion around children’s rights and the environment. Children from various countries – including Scotland – will be present at the day, and a short video has been produced that highlights some of the issues they will raise.
Enjoy and share with your learners and professional learning networks!
Scotrail’s Community Grants Fund
The ScotRail Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £2,000 to grass roots community groups and charities in Scotland.
Your PTA or parents’ group might qualify as long as there is a wider benefit. Applicants should read the guidelines before making an online application.
Applications must fit within at least one of the following criteria to be eligible for funding:
• Promotion of positive mental health and wellbeing
• Targeting improvements in literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing in primary schools
• Improving the community’s environmental impact at a local level, encourage recycling or upcycling, or run environmental information or outreach programmes.
The next deadline for applications is 30 September 2016.
Contact: Foundation Scotland, Tel: 0131 524 0340 [ e-mail | website
The first six ‘DYW interesting practice’ exemplars have now been published on Education Scotland’s National Improvement Hub, taking account the increasing number of activities around the implementation of this agenda. These exemplars aim to inspire thinking and discussion around a particular project or key issue as well as to provide people with contacts to collaborate as they progress on their journeys to enhance children and young peoples’ opportunities to develop skills for learning, life and work.
The following exemplars are available:
- Skills Academy programme at St Matthew’s Academy (North Ayrshire): Young people gain vital employability and life skills through this unique initiative.
- SCOTS programme at Forth Valley College: Helps learners consider college courses as a progression route in the senior phase.
- Kibble Education and Care Centre: Delivers a wide range of uniquely integrated services to equip disadvantaged young people with the skills and experience to pursue a fulfilling career and a brighter future
- 2+3 pilot project in East Ayrshire: Re-engages young people in the senior phase to peruse industry-focused learning pathways.
- Developing Career Management Skills – Millburn Area School Group: An education/transition programme across the ASG in Inverness to enhance employability and literacy skills at the same time.
- Clyde Gateway: Scotland’s most ambitious regeneration project, has joined up with education to transform the lives of young people in Glasgow’s East End.
The next exemplifications in the series will be released at the beginning of the new term in August.
“All of the programmes featured in this publication by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning share valuable experiences and lessons. They reflect a view of effective learning families whereby each child is a member of a family, and within a learning family every member is a lifelong learner. Among disadvantaged families and communities in particular, a family literacy and learning approach is more likely to break the intergenerational cycle of low education and literacy skills..” (Elfert and Hanermann 2014)