Alex Reid, YPI Delivery Lead:
“I am incredibly proud to have seen 250 schools the length and breadth of Scotland show commitment, innovation, and passion to deliver YPI and empower their students.
“This year has not been without challenge as Covid continued to greatly impact schools. The leaps in digital literacy have supported schools to be adaptable.
“We’ve seen flexibility and a can-do attitude from our Lead Teachers and their teams which have been incredibly important to ensure young people are benefitting from this vital opportunity. From the young people, we have seen amazing resilience and passion to be advocates.
“Now is a moment to pause, reflect, and be excited for what is to come. From Shetland to Dumfries, we are already looking forward to re-engaging with partner schools and establishing new relationships in 2022/23.”
Lynsey Brosnan, YPI Development Lead:
“YPI isn’t a static offering or a one-size-fits-all, prescribed programme. It is resourced and supported but always with a view to ensuring it has maximum impact in each context.
“We launched our Maximising Impact Sessions this year which have allowed for deep consideration of the programme’s place in individual schools. This is supporting teachers to focus on areas including creativity, whole-school buy-in, awards and accreditation, and partnerships which mean students are getting even more from their experience.