Comedy & Confidence™ The DirectDevitt Comedy Award offers the opportunity to learn how to use Comedy in presentations, public speaking and includes Laughter Yoga Therapy Techniques.
Comedy & Confidence® is cross-curricular and can be used to evidence other programs around team building, challenges, work experience, employability and self-development.
Scottish Water Generation H₂O is a brand-new campaign designed to inspire young people across Scotland to become part of a movement to celebrate and protect Scotland’s water, creating responsible water citizens.
The BAE Systems Virtual Work Experience programme is now open for applications. The programme will take place 6-10th November and is open to young people 14-18.
The Wildhearts Group is committed to educating and raising the aspirations of young people in the UK through the provision of a free world-class schools programme and series of inspiring events.
In collaboration with their corporate partners, Wildhearts deliver a unique, engaging and transformational education programme for school students. Committed to empowering the next generation through a combination of employability training, sustainability workshops and mental health support, showcased through two global events: The Micro-Tyco Innovate Competition and the Wildhearts Global Youth Summit during COP.
The Prince's Trust offer a range of programmes and challenges to young people aged 11-19, supporting them to develop their confidence and life skills.
This programme aims to inspire pupils who might never have thought to consider a career in medicine (particularly looking to support pupils from widening participation backgrounds).
You Can Be A Doctor has a network of volunteers across the country and have designed three interactive classroom events based on the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, and the role of various other healthcare professions.
They are deliverable in person (by doctor, medical student or teacher) and online with pre-recorded videos for a seamless event.
Each session is 40-60 minutes long. To request a You Can Be A Doctor volunteer to deliver one or all of these sessions to your class, please register your interest below. volunteers – doctors are busy people!
A range of employers in West Lothian have offered to come to your school and deliver classroom input, ranging from career insight sessions to employability workshops, and more.
Empower your students' futures with SkillsScotland! SkillsScotland is part of a national event series aimed at helping 14-19 year-olds connect with employers, training providers and further education establishments.
These events facilitate wonderful opportunities for young people to spark a connection with a wide variety of exhibitors as they make major life choices and decisions about their future career paths. Your students will enjoy a hands-on and interactive experience with national and local organisations along with FE and HE providers. Book a slot at SkillsScotland today!
Open Doors 2024 will return from 18-23 March. The event takes visitors behind the scenes to showcase the fantastic range of careers available in construction and over 200 locations are expected to take part across Great Britain.
Save the date and email Anna below for further information!
Young Enterprise Scotland has created and developed Scotland’s Financial Schools to support the implementation of financial education in schools. SFS supports practitioners from early years to senior phase to improve your confidence in embedding financial education into your practice.
Social Enterprise Schools is a fully funded programme that supports interdisciplinary learning.
Young people (aged 5-18) are asked about what they care about and then they are encouraged and supported to come up with an enterprising solution. Inspirational pupil workshops are led by facilitators who are all experienced social entrepreneurs.
Last year, the young people at Linlithgow Academy were asked what they care about. Their reply was “male suicide”. The pupils then started thinking about how they could develop a social enterprise around this social cause and produced “Chat n’ chill”. Their enterprise is that they will sell ice cream at lunchtime in a bid to encourage people to come together. Any profits from their enterprise will be given to a local charity that supports people with poor mental health.
Aimed at improving employability prospects for the future workforce, this programme is free of charge and designed to support teachers with careers education.
The ICE CityZen competition is an easy to run, structured activity which is supported throughout by an ICE STEM Ambassador.
It takes place yearly in the autumn term and makes an ideal extra-curricular activity for students making critical decisions about their futures.
It's a great opportunity for any pupils who may be thinking about applying for an engineering or built environment course or apprenticeship. The pupils work in teams of up to four, on a series of challenges to build the civil engineering infrastructure in a virtual city and are supported throughout by an ICE STEM Ambassador.
New for this year is ICE's partnership with Loud Speaker. They’re offering a presentation skills webinar for the teams taking part and an in-person workshop prize for the winning school, so pupils can improve their communication skills as well as learning about the built environment and making industry contacts.
The UK wide challenge was won last year by a Scottish team and the teacher involved has written a blog to explain her experience of the competition.
Virgin Money are delighted to announce their 2023 STEMTastic event, focused on aligning with Maths Week and the Theme of “Maths in Motion”.
Virgin Money will be running three free Online STEM workshops/events on Thursday 16th November 2023 (rescheduled from the original September date), designed for both Primary and Secondary audiences.
DYW Live are offering several SCQF courses for S3-S6 (registrations closing soon) as well as a programme of live virtual events throughout the academic year.
Speakers for Schools have organised a Virtual Scottish Careers Gala involving interactive sessions via Google Classroom. A range of sectors are covered, all hosted by employers who are either Scottish or have operations in Scotland, including:
A range of professional development opportunities are available for DYW Coordinators to book onto, including sessions focusing on enterprise, as well as professional learning delivered by the SDS Education Team, and National DYW Coordinators' Conversations facilitated by Education Scotland.
SKY UP ACADEMY STUDIOS
Sky Up Academy Studios is an immersive learning experience that places young people centre stage as media creators.
A visit to Sky Up Academy Studios will give your pupils a VIP peek behind-the-scenes at Sky, helping to develop their confidence and build essential skills such as Creativity, Communication and Collaboration. Working in teams, they will be tasked with making a 90 second news report based on a chosen topic.
During a two-hour experience, Sky will take young people aged 8-16 on an engaging experience to broaden their horizons, helping pupils to unleash their potential.
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