Scottish National Heritage recently conducted a survey which has found that children's engagement and interest in learning increases in both school and pre-school with outdoor learning. That's reason enough to get out in the local parks and playground and get busy studying!
Jean Cathro, founder of Crossing Countries talks about the work they do with disabled students and the extraordinary opportunities they give young people to help make a difference.
Connor Newall knows the shattering effects of knife crime first-hand; his own cousin was murdered in 1996 and now he has taken on a lead role in a short film about knife crime for the No Knives, Better Lives campaign.
Sunday 8th March was International Women’s Day and all around the globe people were campaigning for true gender equality. Whilst the media has been awash with news about gender equality like Patricia Arquette’s speech at the Oscars, the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women’s campaign “50:50 by 2030”, and high profile movements such as Emma Waton’s #HeForShe and her recollections about threats she has received; there is a growing concern in the UK’s education system as reports emerge over lacking female confidence in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics subjects. (STEM)
Despite a lower back injury from November last year, 23-year-old Stephanie Willis from East Mains has kicked back into action and triumphed at the recent Scottish International Taekwondo Federation Championships taking home three golds.
They've learnt the tricks of the trade; heating up their job prospects in the kitchen making pakora, sweetening their CVs perfecting chocolate fondue and cooling their nerves making ice-cream. The Yes Chef training programme whilst raising funds for Action for Children Scotland gives young people in Scotland a chance to develop vital skills and experience in the food industry.