Take a look at this selection of books recommended by a group of school librarians, including our very own John Clarkson.
We have just added two Top Tips information leaflets to our downloads.
This information for parents and carers was gathered in consultation with almost 450 children and young people from Edinburgh, asking them what they hoped their parents and carers would do to help them develop good mental health and emotional wellbeing.
The information for children and young people cover the things they find help to keep emotionally well and able to deal with life’s ups and downs.
Callum Maclellan, Curriculum Leader of Science, has previously prepared a guide for parents on how they can help their children with revision and studying. The guide includes techniques to help focus as well as useful links and resources.
It’s now available as a download from this site too.
Our events page has been updated with Scottish university open days through to the end of 2018. For the full list of university open days go to opendays.com.
Edinburgh Project SEARCH provides employment and learning opportunities for young people with a disability. It’s a full time, one year programme where participants complete three internships and a recognised qualification and gain real experience and skills needed for work.
For students who are 16–29 years old and living in Edinburgh or the Lothians, it could be for a great opportunity.
They are holding information evenings:
- Tuesday 6th & Thursday 8th March 2018, 6:00-7:30pm
- Monday 12 & Wednesday 14 March 2018
Download their leaflet to find out more.
If you are the parent or carer of a LEAPS-eligible S5 pupil, and they are thinking about college or university, this event is for you.
Tuesday 27 March 2018 19.00-21.00 at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus (Riccarton).
Register online: www.leapsonline.org/parents
This is an opportunity for parents, carers and guardians of LEAPS-eligible S5 pupils to come and find out more about the support LEAPS can offer a student who is planning to apply to higher education in S6, as well as providing the chance to speak to university admissions staff, and SAAS, about higher education options and funding via an exhibition. (We are also holding a LEAPS S5 Conference the week beforehand for LEAPS-eligible S5 pupils: www.leapsonline.org/s5conference.)
LEAPS is a participation programme which aims to encourage and advise students who are traditionally under-represented in higher education. We currently work with 59 schools throughout South East Scotland, supporting pupils who match LEAPS eligibility criteria.
The Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund (ELTF) has taken over the administration process of the Edinburgh Police Fund for Children. The purpose of the fund is to provide grants for outer clothing and footwear for school age children from families in “straitened circumstances” who reside in the City of Edinburgh district.
The information leaflet available here as a download explains who can apply for assistance and how to apply.
Summer is the best time to visit your shortlist of universities and colleges — almost all institutions have open days in June and July. Saturdays 17th/24th June and 1st July are the big ones with institutions across the UK opening. Wherever you are, or wherever you want to visit you’ll find a nearby university or college with an open day in the next few weeks.
Take a look at the Opendays.com Calendar for more info, maps and all the detail you need for the forthcoming dates.
We also have a list of the more local open days on our events page.
The Team at Young Scot has created an information page for any young people worried or concerned about events currently happening around the world.
Apart from world events, the page also offers advice on mental wellbeing, stress and helping a friend in need.
Check out the page for more detail on the resources available.
Respectme, Scotland’s anti-bullying service, provides free practical training designed to increase parents’ and carers’ awareness of bullying and the other risks and challenges children and young people face online. It includes a practical, hands-on session on social media, looking at how to set and manage profiles and privacy settings, to help ensure that children and young people are safe online.
For further information and to book a place at their next event on 15 JUNE 2017, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org