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By Alex Gregg - February, 11th 2015

'Character, Culture and Values' conference registration now live!

Press release:  Supporting the development of character and values is a responsibility shared by all: parents, young people, teachers, youth workers, employers and communities. On 15th & 16th June, Glasgow will...

1,000 jobs for young people announced

Written by | Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced a £6.1 million investment to support more than 1,000 job opportunities for unemployed young people. 

What makes us happy?

Written by | Wednesday, 25 February 2015

There is suspicion that the standard, materialistic measures of welfare (GDP/income levels) don’t necessarily deliver a better life which asks the question, what makes us happy?

Relationships in School reflect the Future

Written by | Wednesday, 25 February 2015

"The ability to connect to classrooms and to each other is crucial because, in a sense, it is playing out in school, your later relationship with society." - Professor MCLaughlin, 2015.

Override: Is Technology Taking Over Education?

Written by | Wednesday, 25 February 2015

In this increasingly digital world, when does technology become too much in education? 70% of schools in the UK now use tablet computers in the classroom, is technology in education stopping young people from becoming focused and observant individuals, is it dampening creativity and breaking down human connection? Or should we be funnelling more resources than ever into tech in the classroom?

Values: 58 ideas we live by

By | Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Love. Creativity. Enjoyment. Curiosity. Friendship. Purpose. Psychological research shows that we are all driven by the same things – but differ in how we prioritise them. Fifty-eight values guide our lives, shaping who we are, what we do, and ultimately the kind of society we live in.

Four Glasgow schools are piloting a new project run by St Andrew's First Aid youth project "BandAge" which aims to equip young people with essential first aid skills, volunteering opportunities and the chance to gain nationally recognised certificates and get involved in peer mentoring. 

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