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100 Schools Challenge!

25 January 2017

100 Schools Challenge!

Young Carers Awareness Day – Thursday 26th January

Edinburgh Young Carers Project’s Schools Awareness Raising Campaign is asking 100 schools across Edinburgh to display information about young carers on Young Carers Awareness Day for our 100 Schools Challenge.

We are asking the schools to email a photo of their young carers display to us on Thursday 26th January which we can post on Twitter to highlight the work that schools in Edinburgh are doing for young carers. If the school has a twitter username then we can also include the school in the tweet.

We will be using the hashtag #100schoolschallenge. Our aim is to post as many photos as possible showing schools in Edinburgh doing their bit to raise awareness about young carers. We will also be visiting a number of the schools on the day.

The challenge aims to raise awareness about young carers and to highlight the work that schools and young carers projects are doing for young carers in Edinburgh.

Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport, plans to visit one of the schools with us on 26th January.

Look out for us on twitter on the day!

@EYCP             #100schoolschallenge             #sharingourcaring

Please re-tweet and share our tweets!

Kirsty Miguda – Schools Project Manager

Shona James – Schools Development Worker

Reducing the impact of caring on young carers lives

19 January 2017

Thanks to STV Children’s Appeal for their recent donation. This will go towards providing respite for lots of young carers.

Emergency Contacts for Christmas

21 December 2016

Christmas Day Lunch at Easter Road Stadium

21 December 2016

‘A GameChanger Christmas’ at Hibernian FC’s Easter Road stadium, for those in need.

A full 3 course Christmas lunch will be provided and some small fun games.

Attached below is a poster for the event which is running on Christmas Day from 12.30pm - around 4pm/4.30pm. 

Gamechanger Poster

Click to open the poster in a PDF format.

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs Newsletter Dec 2016

21 December 2016

The latest newsletter from Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs, It has some interesting news and also the hours their helpline is open during the Christmas and New Year period.

Newletter - SFAD Christmas 2016

Click above link to download.

Kiran's Trust

20 December 2016

A reminder for this Sat....

24 November 2016

Workshop to design the branding for Scotland’s 2018 Year of Young People (EDINBURGH)

14 November 2016

Co-creation Workshop

When: Saturday 3rd of December 2016, 10am-4pm

Where: The Gate Interactive, 100 Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

We need your to help design the website and branding for Scotland’s 2018 Year of Young People!

Hello!

We are looking for young people to help design the branding and website for Scotland’s 2018 Year of Young People.

Background

The Year of Young People is the Scottish Government’s chosen theme for 2018. It will celebrate the very best of Scotland and its young people. Children in Scotland, Young Scot and the Scottish Government worked with a group of 18 young people in July 2015 to Co-design key recommendations for the year’s themes. For more information around the year’s themes you can find out more here http://www.youngscot.net/themes-for-2018-year-of-young-people/

Branding and Website Workshop

Now, in the spirit of 2018 Year of Young People, we want to bring together a group of young people to develop and approve a leading direction for the 2018 YOYP brand/logo and website.

We are holding a free co-creation workshop in Edinburgh, organised by The Gate (http://www.thegateinteractive.com/) and facilitated by Young Scot with support from Edinburgh College design students.

We are looking for young people aged 8-22 to take part in the ‘jam day’ and no creative experience is necessary – just bring your ideas and a willingness to share! This is your chance to help create an image for the 2018 celebrations, meet new people and learn new skills. Transport costs will be covered and lunch and snacks will be provided on the day.

Interested?

The ‘jam day’ is going to be held at The Gate Interactive, Edinburgh, on Saturday 3rd of December 2016 from 10am–4pm. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity then please send the following information through to codesign@young.scot:

         Name(s)
         Age
         Location/Local Authority
         Any support you may require including dietary requirements