Schools

Schools and pupils

At Young Scot, we share the ambition of schools and teachers across Sxcotland to support young people to thrive, achieve and ensure they are given opportunities to be the best they can be. 

Read on to find out more about the ways Young Scot and the Young Scot National Entitlement Card can help school pupils, teachers and school administrators so together we can boost attainment and support young people.  

Young Scot's Work with schools and Local Authorities supports the following areas:

  • Curriculum for excellence
  • Getting it Right for Every Child
  • Youth Work
  • Local Education Priorities.

Useful stuff for schoolst

 Display

Digital screens are a great way to let young people know about Young Scot's services. We have a range of displays for you to download and use. If you'd like to create your own, the packs include an easy to use PowerPoint presentation to get you started.

 Subscribe

One of the easiest ways to keep up to date with all of the opportunities available to schools and pupils is to sign up for our newsletter. There are options specifically for schools and teachers to make sure you never miss out.

Rewards

Do you run an out of school club or activity? Would you like to reward Young People for taking part attend extra-curriculer activities? You can become a Young Scot Rewards Provider.

Download 

Download our guide to how we are helping to boost attainment and tackle inequality in schools across Scotland.

School Transport

Local Authorities across Scotland are using the Young Scot National Entitlement Card make school transport SMART. Using Scotland's smart travel infrastructure the Young Scot Cards reduces administration, provides support without stigmatization, it can even open up opportunities for young people by joining up services and schools.

The School

Getting young people to and from school is easier to administer using the Young Scot Card as a "tap and go" smart card.

Tackling inequality

Evert Young Scot Card has a unique ITSO number which can be used to provide free transport to individuals and groups without stigmatization.

Joining the dots

Transport is one of the biggest barriers to young people accessing opportunities. Local Authorities and schools are joining up services and school campuses to share clubs, lessons and other services.

Information

Young Scot provides information on a wide variety of topics. We work with young people and partners to make sure we talk about topics in way that is relevant and engaging. Schools can make use of our information services for free.

Use our content

Schools are free to use our content in their lessons and a part of the wider curriculum for excellence. Have a look and search at young.scot and follow our social channels.

Share Talent

We love nothing more than shouting about the talent of amazing young people. If your pupils create great content let us know. We also have opportunities for young people to get involved in national campaigns.

Create content

Every Local Authority in Scotland has its own hub to share information and stories from their area. If you have opportunities for young people you would like to promote in the local area or information you need to share then drop us a line.

SMARTer Services

The Young Scot National Entitlement Card can be used to make any services smart. The card is part of a shared infrastructure and is being used across Scotland in many different ways here are some examples below. 

Library Card

Schools and local libraries are using the Young Scot National Entitlement Card as a smart library card.

E-democracy

We've developed our e-voting platform to support participatory budgeting and e-voting. The future possibilities are endless.

Cashless Catering

Cashless catering is one of the most popular uses of the Young Scot National Entitlement Card in schools. Secure, safe and with one card for everyone free meals are provided without stigmatization.

Access Card

Using the NFC chip, some schools are now using the Young Scot Card to provide secure access to buildings and facilities.

SMARTer Services

The Young Scot National Entitlement Card can be used to make any services smart. The card is part of a shared infrastructure and is being used across Scotland in many different ways here are some examples below. 

Library Card

Schools and local libraries are using the Young Scot National Entitlement Card as a smart library card.

E-democracy

We've developed our e-voting platform to support participatory budgeting and e-voting. The future possibilities are endless.

Cashless Catering

Cashless catering is one of the most popular uses of the Young Scot National Entitlement Card in schools. Secure, safe and with one card for everyone free meals are provided without stigmatization.

Access Card

Using the NFC chip, some schools are now using the Young Scot Card to provide secure access to buildings and facilities.

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