Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Events

Child-friendly Neighbourhoods: webinar resources

How we can create vibrant, safe, sustainable, accessible places where children can thrive, play and prosper is a fundamental focus for Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland. Our upcoming webinar asks how can an inclusive and proactive place-based approach to community wealth-building take better account of the role, needs, spaces and wellbeing of children and young people? It’s… Continue reading Child-friendly Neighbourhoods: webinar resources

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Concepts, ideas and research, Uncategorized

Outdoor spaces: not just for Christmas

Rachel Cowper, Programme Director here at CNS, reflects on how we should focus on enabling our children and young people to spend quality time and gain experiences in their local outdoor spaces. It’s that time of year again when ‘family’ feels more important than ever. We’re coming together to eat, drink and celebrate – and… Continue reading Outdoor spaces: not just for Christmas

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Concepts, ideas and research

Improving local greenspaces for children and young people

This week, Dr Claire Bynner and Benjamin Murphy bring us an insight blog exploring why some young people are afraid to spend time in their local greenspaces - and how this can be changed. A growing body of international evidence demonstrates the positive relationship between engagement with greenspace and the wellbeing of children and young… Continue reading Improving local greenspaces for children and young people

Clydebank, Events

COP26: Scotland and Chile celebrate unique collaboration

During the UN’s COP26 climate change summit, hosted in Glasgow throughout November, we helped to run an event which celebrated a unique collaboration between primary and secondary school children from Clydebank, and partner schools in Chile. We were by joined the Scottish Government’s Minister for Green Skills, the Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Lorna Slater, and… Continue reading COP26: Scotland and Chile celebrate unique collaboration

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Clydebank, News

News Release: CNS to host special event during COP26

PRESS RELEASE Children and young people to share their views on tackling climate change during COP26 Children and young people from West Dunbartonshire will showcase outputs from their unique collaborations with counterparts in Chile at a special event held at the University of Glasgow during the COP26 climate change summit.  Pupils from St Eunan’s Primary and… Continue reading News Release: CNS to host special event during COP26

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Community engagement

Emerging from lockdown: Perspectives on ‘easing’ from 5 countries

With lockdown in place due to COVID-19, there are so many unknowns in front of us. It has been key to look at examples from other countries in order to consider what might happen in Scotland post-lockdown.

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Community engagement, Concepts, ideas and research

Can ‘place-based’ work continue at a distance?

“How do you work in a place-based way when you can’t be in the place?” We've been pondering this question since March. Our Director put this to the team as the COVID-19 crisis and restrictions began to unfold... New approaches to place-based working The last few months have seen life as we all know it change in… Continue reading Can ‘place-based’ work continue at a distance?

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Clydebank

Wee Chats & Big Cats: Surveying Clydebank’s Primary Concerns

Over the last six months, CNS have been working with young people in Clydebank, training them as co-researchers in utilising the Capabilities approach. Here, Victoria Bianchi, our Local Coordinator for Clydebank, reflects on her experiences in the area since December 2019. If I were to sum up my experience at St. Eunan’s Primary School, the… Continue reading Wee Chats & Big Cats: Surveying Clydebank’s Primary Concerns

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Clydebank

The Pursuit of Happiness & Confidence: Clydebank’s Capabilities Co-researchers

Expressing opinions in group discussions isn’t always easy, and for many people it can be a bit intimidating. This wasn't the case for the young people from St. Peter the Apostle High School involved in our recent capabilities workshop! Even with researchers recording and facilitating, there was plenty of discussion on the importance of feeling… Continue reading The Pursuit of Happiness & Confidence: Clydebank’s Capabilities Co-researchers