Running Club

Good morning!

 Just a reminder that Running Club starts back today after school (Thursday 28.4.22) meeting at 3.45pm in the PE department and every Thursday from now until the end of term. 

 All staff and pupils are welcome of all levels and abilities.

 Hope to see you there and have a lovely day!

 Susan and the Running Team.

Running Club

Running Club:

 A wee reminder that Running Club starts back today (Thurs 24.2.22) after school from 3.45-4.45pm. Meet in the PE department. All staff and pupils welcome. Could register staff please mention to reg classes too?

 Looking forward to seeing you there – it’ll be great if the wind is behind us!

Thanks and have a lovely day,

Susan and the Running Club.

Running Club

A reminder to all staff and pupils that Running Club will take place Thursday 3.2.22 at 3.45pm in PE after school.

Could register teachers mention to reg classes this week please?

 Have a lovely day and thanks!

Susan.

Running Club

Running Club:

 Happy new year!

 Just a reminder that running club for all staff and pupils starts back today after school from 3.45pm to 4.45pm in PE and every Thursday until the end of term.

 Everyone welcome and please spread the word to all staff and pupils alike!

 I look forward to running with you soon!

Best wishes

Susan.

The Scottish Youth Climate Summit Registration

The Scottish Youth Climate Summit is now open for registrations, and we are delighted to invite the young people from Preston Lodge High School to attend!

What are your climate action priorities? Join us for the Scottish Youth Climate Summit to connect with young people (11-26), learn from experts and create Scotland’s Youth Climate Declaration in advance of COP26.

Criteria: All young people aged 11 – 26 years

Date: Saturday 30th October, 9:30 – 17:00 (with the option to hop in and out of workshops depending on availability)

Register here: www.hopin.com/events/scottish-climate-youth-summit

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The Scottish Youth Climate Summit will bring together a diverse range of young people, to discuss their priorities for climate action in Scotland. Working alongside a range of climate experts and activists, participants will create a national youth declaration on climate change, highlighting the most pressing issues for children and young people and setting out their demands to the Scottish Government and international decision-makers.

Topics will include:

  • Children’s rights
  • Youth engagement (in decision-making)
  • Education & jobs
  • Just transition
  • Biodiversity
  • Energy & renewables
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Rural & islands

Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about leading climate action projects led by young people and learn about topics such as energy security, green careers, and climate activism. The online event will culminate with participants creating a film of their demands: the digital declaration.

Contact Naomi Dixon, COP26 – Development Officer Project Coordinator, via ndixon@youthlinkscotland.org if you have any questions about the event.

ORBIT Youth Council, a unique opportunity for your students

Jupiter Artland Foundation are looking for young people – aged 16 or 17 – to join the ORBIT Youth Council, a unique opportunity launched  by Jupiter Artland to help realise their vision to take our newly commissioned artwork by Rachel Maclean to communities across Scotland. ORBIT Youth Council will be formed by a group of 16-18-year olds from all over Scotland; Orkney to Glasgow, Mallaig to Cumbernauld. They are dedicated to amplifying the voice of Scotland’s youth. ​Together with a team from Jupiter Artland, the Youth Council is shaping an exciting, new programme of art projects for communities across Scotland. Young people are at the helm of the decision making.

The application process asks for short answers to three questions – we are not expecting students to write an essay – we want to get to know them, their interests and what they hope to gain from becoming a member of the ORBIT Youth Council. To find out more, and how your students can apply, head to our website: https://www.jupiterartland.org/foundation/orbit/.

 

Children’s Parliament’s ‘Big Vote’ – January 15th to 19th 2021

Good morning,

On Friday 15th January 2020, Children’s Parliament will launch The Big Vote, a national vote for 8 – 14 year olds that will ask how we can make Scotland a more fair, inclusive, sustainable and prosperous place now and in the future.

 

How can children take part in the vote?

The vote will take the form of an anonymous survey and can be completed on the Children’s Parliament website at the following link from January 15th: https://www.childrensparliament.org.uk/the-big-ideas-big-vote/

What will children be voting on?

Throughout 2020 Children’s Parliament has been listening to the views and experiences of children across Scotland. Children identified four ‘Big Problems’ – climate change, discrimination, poverty and digital inequality – that they think need to be fixed now. We asked children across Scotland to share their ‘Big Ideas’ for how to fix the Big Problems and this vote is all about finding out which Big Ideas children think would make the biggest difference.

How long will the vote run?

The vote will be open from January 15th at 9:00am to January 19th at 6:00pm.

Why is The Big Vote happening?

Children’s Parliament is working in partnership with the Scottish Youth Parliament as part of The Action Project, hosted by the David Hume Institute, which aims to get children and adults all across Scotland thinking about what we need to do to move faster towards a country that is more ‘prosperous, sustainable, inclusive and fair’. Very importantly, this Project will develop ambitious yet concrete Big Ideas to do this that can be turned into real action. This vote will help us to know which Big Ideas are most popular amongst Scotland’s children.

What will happen as a result of the vote?

Children will vote on the Big Ideas using a range of criteria and the top two Big Ideas will be made into animations. These will be presented to the Action Project for consideration alongside other ideas from children, young people and adults across Scotland.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Orlaith at orlaith@childrensparliament.org.uk