Developing the Young Workforce (DYW)

Parents/carers in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian and young people aged 16 and over are invited to find out more about Developing the Young Workforce’s summer opportunities.

The Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) team delivers Scotland’s youth employment strategy and works with industry partners to better prepare young people for the world of work. Now more than ever it’s vital that we work together to give young people the best chance of success for their futures.

Over the summer, young people will be able to tap into a range of virtual activities and employability experiences that will enhance their understanding of the world of work and help them get industry ready. There are activities and resources suitable for young people of all ages from Primary pupils to College students.

To find out how you can access these exciting industry offers sign up below to receive our exclusive summer bulletins.

Sign up here

PTA News – May

The winners in the May prize draw are Frances Hill (first prize: £50) and Samantha Fitzpatrick  (second prize: £25). Congratulations to both! Thank you to everyone who already supports this valuable fundraiser.  If you’d like to sign up please contact ptanbhs@gmail.com. For an annual sub of just £18 your name gets entered into 12 monthly draws, with £75 of prize money each month!

PTA News – March and April

The winners in the March prize draw are Diane Wright (first prize: £50) and Emma Hood  (second prize: £25) and in the April prize draw Jeremy Edwards (first prize: £50) and Robert Jones (second prize: £25).  Congratulations to all! Thank you to everyone who already supports this valuable fundraiser.  If you’d like to sign up please contact ptanbhs@gmail.com. For an annual sub of just £18 your name gets entered into 12 monthly draws, with £75 of prize money each month!

Survey – Children’s Parliament

The Children’s Parliament is engaging children in conversations about their experience of coronavirus and the lockdown. They have launched a survey for 8-14 year olds and are hoping that parents and carers will help direct and support the children to take part. They would like to reach as many children as possible and are asking people to spread the word about this.

If this is something you can fill in please see the link below.

Our lives have changed because of Coronavirus. Children’s Parliament want to find out how it is for children. Can you help your children to get involved in the national survey for 8 to 14 year olds How are you doing? bit.ly/Coronavirus_Kids  (by 21 May)

A short report on early findings from the Children’s Parliament How are you doing? Survey, completed in April by 4,000 children; is also available via the same link.