Published: 17/03/2014 09:26 - Updated: 17/03/2014 09:39

Pupils to be leaders of learning

PUPILS in Moray will be asked their views on education in a national project designed to make them 'Leaders of Learning'.

The £50,000 project will ensure the voice of young people is heard by those making key decisions about Curriculum for Excellence and builds on engagement focusing on the experiences of young people both in and out of school.

Pupils will take part in a children’s conference later this month, which will also see the launch of a website designed by young people for young people outlining what Curriculum for Excellence means to them.

The funding will also enable on-going engagement by Children in Scotland, the Scottish Youth Parliament, the Children’s Parliament and Young Scot to support young people in becoming leaders of their own learning.

Scottish Government Minister for Learning Alasdair Allan said: “I want Scottish schools to provide an education that is up there with the best in the world. We need to have a system that gives young people the skills and knowledge they need to enter the world of work in the global economy of the future.

“Curriculum for Excellence is designed to do just that and give young people an education for the 21st century, by allowing teachers to use their professional skills to inspire a love of learning and capture the imagination of pupils. Of course, it is important that as we approach such a crucial point we make sure the voice of pupils themselves is heard.

Chief Executive of Children in Scotland Jackie Brock said: “On behalf of our Leaders of Learning partners, we are delighted to receive this funding to continue working with children and young people to direct their own learning.

"We are delighted that the Scottish Government shares our commitment to children and young people at the heart of their learning experience and the positive impact this has."

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