Category Archives: News

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

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?  (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.

SCILT Languages Lockdown Playlist

Our ability to travel may be curtailed for the moment, but why not bring the world into your home and widen your language listening by boogying along to this fab playlist compiled by the Scottish Centre for Language Teaching?
If you feel inspired, why not make a tiktok of your dance routine and share it with us by emailing it to Miss Ritchie (…The best ones will be posted on the Modern Languages Blog (if you’re happy for me to do that)! :)