“School should be a joyful place” 2016

Learning and school life in Scotland: a Children’s Parliament report

The Scottish Government’s Education Governance Review prompted Children’s Parliament to reflect on what children have been sharing with us over many years about their experience of school and learning. This publication draws on children’s participation in our programmes, projects and consultations from 2008 to 2016; and is further enhanced by a recent workshop with children in which they reviewed findings and authenticated the publication’s key messages.

The views and experiences shared in the report give us much food for thought if we aspire to Scotland being the best place to go to school. The very title – “School should be a joyful place” – is perhaps the best way to summarise what children want and need. What children have said has also been the basis of a submission to the Scottish Government’s Education Governance Review (2016).

Click here to view and download the publication “School should be a joyful place” (2016)


A review of Children’s Parliament work 2012-15

In support of the development of the CYPCS Strategic Plan 2016-2020, Children’s Parliament has undertajen a review of our work (completed projects, consultations or programmes only) from January 2012 to October 2015 to identify key messages and common themes from children across Scotland.

This body of work includes 16 completed projects, consultations and programmes across 16 local authorities. Through this work, Children’s Parliament engaged with 3,229 children between the ages of four and 16.

Click here to view and download A review of Children’s Parliament work 2012-15