Pupils Given a Voice on Curriculum

Date: 30th June 2010
Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

A project involving a group of 16 pupils has given young people the chance to have their views on Curriculum for Excellence heard. The research project ran over a number of days and was designed to develop pupils from P7 and S2 as curriculum consultants. The series of workshops builds on the Government's ongoing dialogue with teachers and parents about the new curriculum and will help ensure the changes are properly communicated to pupils too.

Education Secretary Michael Russell said:

'Curriculum for Excellence is all about improving the education our pupils receive. It is designed to make sure they have the skills as well as the knowledge they need for the jobs of the future.

'I speak with young people on a regular basis when I am visiting schools. However as we move closer to Curriculum for Excellence being rolled out in all schools, we are keen to keep speaking directly with young people, giving them a real say in the type and content of information the Government and our partners provide for them.

'The feedback from these workshops shows that pupils, like their parents and teachers, are excited about the changes that are being implemented and are ready to make Curriculum for Excellence a success. They have an enormous amount to contribute towards making learning and teaching more effective.'