Pupils from Glenrothes High have attended a prestigious event aimed at improving services for children and young people.
Lee Foster (head Boy), Bethany Ferguson (head girl), Jack Monaghan (S4), Hammad Mukhtar (S4) and Neve Stewart (S3), along with staff, went along to the Children and Young People’s Summit Scoping Event at The Hub in Edinburgh to take part in discussions with various Scottish Government representatives, to talk, debate and identify key themes for priority discussions at the Children and Young People’s summit, scheduled for 2015.
The annual summit, which will take place early next year, will bring together children, young people and those who support them.
It will provide an opportunity to take part in discussions which will inform future policy and will drive improvement in services for children and young people, empowering them to take part in decision making.
Various schools from across Scotland were represented at last week’s event. The pupils attended to represent both Glenrothes High and Fife Council.
They met with various Scottish Government representatives including: Terri Smith MSYP and vice chairman of the Scottish Youth Parliament and Aileen Campbell MSP, Scottish Government minister for children and young people.
Miss Karen Lothian, depute headteacher at Glenrothes High, said: “The key aim of the session was to identify a programme, for the Summit, to plan for improved life chances and opportunities for all young people.”