Young people need to be prepared for a world that is changing rapidly. Many of the jobs they will do when they leave school do not yet exist and they will probably have several jobs during their lifetime. They need to have the skills and attitudes to cope with an unpredictable future, to be able to deal with setbacks and disappointments in a positive way, and to continue to learn for the rest of their lives. This is one of the key reasons why Scotland’s Enterprising Schools was established. Since our launch in 2015, we have developed a strategic vision to [...]
YouthBorders is the network of voluntary and community-based youth organisations in the Scottish Borders, supporting and promoting good quality youth work. As a membership organisation, YouthBorders facilitates networking opportunities and events, and provides information and advice to voluntary and community-based youth organisations, their volunteers, trustees, youth workers, and other partners in the community. YouthBorders is recognised regionally as the strategic voice of third sector youth organisations and works closely with partners in the public sector to improve outcomes for young people. Pledge: Promote and celebrate the positive role young people can play through social action; Working in partnership with our members, [...]
The West Dunbartonshire Youth Council is a forum that was set up to represent the views of young people at a local level and gives them the chance to discuss relevant issues, engage with decision makers and contribute to improving the lives of young people within their communities. Pledge: Inspire, empower and reward young people to lead youth action; Build strong local partnerships that support youth action; Ensure young people have a voice and are represented in decision-making.
A brand new 11-19 school that opened in September 2019. Currently we have 120 pupils, in three years we will have over 500 pupils and in five years we will have over 1500 pupils. We already contribute to our immediate community through our Community Involvement Days (litter picking, foodbank collections at local supermarkets and raising money for charities through events at school). Pledge: Put social action at the heart of my school, college or university; Inspire, empower and reward young people to lead social action; Build strong local partnerships that support youth social action; We will be active in our community [...]
Voluntary youth group part of a national organisation. We support children and young people from birth to 25. Pledge Develop new, youth-friendly social action opportunities; Promote and celebrate the positive role young people can play through social action; Ensure young people have a voice and are represented in decision-making; To enable young people to take on voluntary opportunities by providing training and support opportunities.
Pledge Inspire and empower young people to get involved in social action; Put social action at the heart of my school; Inspire, empower and reward young people to lead social action; Build strong local partnerships that support youth social action; Develop new, youth-friendly social action opportunities; Help young people act as health champions, supporting their peers and communities to live healthier lifestyles; Ensure young people’s voices are heard so that services and organisations are shaped with their needs at the centre; Help young people support their communities in either health and social care settings or their wider communities.
Saint Paul`s R. C. High School is a local secondary school at the heart of its community in Pollok, Glasgow. We are passionate about improving the life chances of every young person in our care through developing skills for learning, life and work. Our strong partnerships with families, associated primaries and other local secondary schools, local businesses and the community are forged to help and support the young people living in the surrounding area. We place a huge emphasis on Health and Well Being and we encourage participation in a wide range of sporting activities and in volunteering to support others. [...]
School looking to embed social action into the PSHE curriculum. Pledge: To put social action at the heart of my school. I will ensure that social action is embedded throughout or school PSHE curriculum giving students the opportunity to increase their well being and feel empowered through social action.
Small Woods are the national charitable organisation standing for sustainable woods alive with wildlife, people and work. Championing sustainable woodlands management for wildlife, recreation and timber, whilst teaching practical skills. We promote the benefits and produce of small woodlands whilst encouraging people to appreciate their local woodland. We provide support and advice to the hands on woodlands owner, manager and enthusiast. Training a new generation of people to work within small woodlands through our apprenticeships and courses. The Telford Woods project sees the organisation, take over the management of 500 hectares of council woodland. Involving the community in their management. [...]
Pledge: RSA Academies’ mission is to provide an inspirational and creative education for all pupils. We pledge to put social action at the heart of our trust wide Commitment to ‘Preparing for the World Beyond School’. We believe in the clear double benefits to young people and their community that youth-led social action brings. We will continue to develop opportunities for our pupils to engage in high-quality social action programmes that are shaped by young people’s passions, needs and ideas. An RSA Academies school is also a ‘green school’. We will inspire young people with the knowledge and zeal to champion [...]