SYP needs your help with our 2021-26 Youth Manifesto!
The[ https://syp.org.uk/ ]Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. Our role is to ensure that the voice of 12-25 year olds is heard by decision makers and to enable us to do this, our members and staff team frequently consult with young people across the country to find out their opinions on issues facing Scotland.
We are therefore delighted to launch our 2021-26 manifesto consultation, [ https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90236199/From-Scotland-s-Young-People-SYP-s-Manifesto-2021-2026 ]From Scotland’s Young People. As our largest consultation exercise, our five year manifesto truly drives the direction of our campaigns and advocacy work and we are asking for your support to help us reach young people.
What is SYP’s Manifesto Consultation?
Our consultation is open to 12-25 year olds across the country and the results will create our 2021-26 manifesto. Co-designed by young people, the survey covers a wide range of policy areas: from climate change, gender recognition, age of criminal responsibility, to what time the school day should start. It also includes a range of questions on how the Scottish Government should protect young people’s futures in the aftermath of COVID-19.
By sharing their views, not only will young people will directly shape SYP’s work over the next five years but they will also enable us to inform Scotland’s political parties of the changes they’d like to see within the next Parliamentary term.
We would like you to complete a short survey that can be found here:
[ https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90236199/From-Scotland-s-Young-People-SYP-s-Manifesto-2021-2026 ]here.
Social Subjects classes are transitioning on to new courses this week.
All work will now be set on Microsoft Teams via Glow, for which pupils need their Glow account details. Please let us know if you don’t have this or need any help.
Codes to join Teams are as follows:
New S2 2020-21
1.1 and 1.7 should join S2 History 2020-21 with code: 58miorn
1.2, 1.4 and 1.5 should join S2 Geography 2020-21 with code: udz8gkv
1.3 and 1.6 should join S2 Modern Studies 2020-21 with code: 7nuv3u9
New S3 2020-21
Modern Studies: a6zbk4f
New S4 2020-21
Modern Studies: dhklk8a
New Higher 2020-21
Modern Studies: pz1tyna
New S5/6 National 5 2020-21
Modern Studies: 7uvxqvo
National 4/5 Skills for Work Travel and Tourism (S5/6 pupils only): akk4om7
All remote online learning for Social Subjects classes will be moving to Microsoft Teams on Glow, meaning any current Edmodo groups will be closed and new one Teams pages set up.
You will need your Glow account details (please get in touch if you don’t have these) and you will be provided with Teams codes for the subjects you’re studying in 2020-21.
These are still being created and information will be posted here, on the school website and on the Edmodo pages until they close.
I know everyone is keen to get started on their new courses and this will happen very soon!
United Nations Leaders and Teen Stars Invite Young People to Reimagine the World Post COVID-19.
These past few months have exposed many challenges and inequalities in our world but also the incredible power of collective action.
Now is the time for change. The United Nations wants everyone to reimagine the world using the Global Goals as the starting point. On the 16th June World’s Largest Lesson Live will premiere on YouTube at 4pm UK time.
This global broadcast for teenagers is a 30 minute educational show featuring United Nations leaders including Amina J Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the UN. They are joined by teen stars Millie Bobby Brown, Sofia Carson and students from across the world. They will all invite young people to take part in reimagining education, health and activism.
Get Involved here:
Good morning everyone!
Hope you are all safe and well.
Even though most pupils won’t be returning to the school building until 11th August, remote learning continues until the end of term on 24th June 2020 and your teachers will continue to post work for you to complete online. Please try your best to get this work done and let us know if you’re having any problems.
Try to watch the news or read news based websites if you can too, to keep up with current events.
Black American Jazz musician Miles Davis beaten by police and arrested while having a cigarette during a set break outside the club he was performing at in 1959.
“Remembering Miles Davis, and remembering the long history of black men being brutalized simply for being. For those don’t know the history, on August 25, 1959–eight days after the release of his “Kind of Blued album—Miles was performing at Birdland, recording an Armed Forces Day broadcast for Voice of America. In between sets he had escorted a friend out and put her in a cab and was relaxing in front on the club having a smoke. A police officer approached him and asked him to move on. Miles pointed to the marquee, explaining to the officer that he was performing inside and that it was his name on the marquee. Still the officer persisted, not caring who he was or what he was doing. While Miles was trying to explain to the police officer that he was making a mistake when a detective, drawn by the crowd that was starting gather, blindsided him and hit him in the head a few times with a billy club, drawing blood. He was then arrested and taken into custody, and after going to the hospital to get his head stitched up was charged with felonious assault on an officer.”
Why is this still happening????
There has been lots going on in the media recently that very relevant to what the type of issues we study in Social Subjects:
- Outbreak, management and impact of COVID-19 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-52837564
- Did Dominic Cummings, a senior advisor to the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, break the rules during lockdown and should he resign? Why hasn’t he? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/52828076?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c6v9k1qe7d8t/dominic-cummings&link_location=live-reporting-story
- Unarmed black man George Floyd died in police custody in the American city of Minneapolis recently, allegedly due to the force of the officers that arrested him. This has sparked violent protests across the city and the National Guard have been called in to try to restore order. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52844192
Try to keep up to date by watching the news or looking at news based websites when you can. Form your own opinions and discuss them with others.