It's time to BeXcellent

Date: 27th September 2013
Category: Respect for the views of the child

Children in Scotland is recruiting children and young people aged between 5-18 (or those who work with young people this age) to become part of a team to manage and develop the BeXcellent website. is the only website available for children and young people to inform and share ideas on Curriculum for Excellence.

The BeXcellent team will:

  • Develop and refresh the website;
  • Provide interesting, fun and relevant content;
  • Produce a website designed and written by children and young people for children and young people.

A smaller group of the team will become the project leaders and will be expected to make decision to help steer the work. There will be plenty of support available from staff at Children in Scotland and opportunities to learn from experts working in the different areas.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop and showcase talents and skills.

The work will be complete by Spring 2014 and some of the team will launch the refreshed website at a big event in Edinburgh. There will be awards for special contributions made by team members and all team members will receive a certificate that can be used in personal profiles, for UCAS applications or future job applications.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 27 September. Young people need to be between the ages of 5 and 18 and need to have an adult sponsor or supporter.