If you’re a teacher, youth worker and/or a young person interested in SYP delivering an outreach session in your school, youth club or organisation please email and tell us about your group of young people and what type of session you would like us to deliver for you.
Contact Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
SYP Menu of Sessions - Pick one that suits your group and get in touch
SYP “Bread and Butter”
What is SYP? What is youth participation and why is it so important? What things would you like to get your voice heard on? How can you get involved in making a difference in your community? SYP can come in and chat to you about all the above. Inspire and motivate you to get involved in our democratic society.
V3 – Pupil Council Training
http://www.syp.org.uk/download.php – Toolkit available for you to download free of charge, however we are also happy to arrange a visit and deliver some modules. This toolkit has been credit-rated against the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and received a Level 6.
Social action/mobilising yourself and others
Motivating and inspiring young people to take action on issues that matter to them. Asking questions like what things do you care about? What things would you like to see change in your area/Scotland? How can you motivate and mobilise people to take social action? Providing information and success stories on young people who have managed to make a positive change to something in their lives through social action and showing them how it can be done!
Thinking outside the box, how do you create a campaign that will attract attention as well as get a message across? What are your goals, who is your target audience and what methods are feasible and effective? All these things will be explored in the creative campaigning workshop.
Work on current SYP campaigns and consultations (time-limited)
How can you get involved in our national campaigns and consultations? We can come and chat to you and make sure your voice is heard on the important issues and policies that affect Scotland’s young people.
Rights and Citizenship
What does it mean to be a citizen? What rights do you have? What factors affect how you access your rights and make choices in your life? Who controls your life choices? All these things will be explored in this session.
Debating Skills/Getting your Point Across
How can you get your point across and argue your beliefs effectively in a debate setting? This session gives young people the opportunity to discuss and reflect on how we can engage in heated debates in a positive and respectful manner whilst not being afraid to challenge each other.
“Connect!” with the Scottish Parliament
Peer facilitators can come and talk to young people about the Connect! programme which tells the stories of how 10 ordinary people from all over Scotland stood up for something they believed in through engagement with the Scottish Parliament. They had their voice heard on an issue that mattered to them and saw a positive change as a result of their action! This exhibition is known as “Moving Stories”. For more information, please click on
Longer term projects on supporting youth forum establishment
Would you like to set up a youth forum? If so we can help with sharing best practice in terms of how youth forums are structured and ran, with any training young people may require and with helping to link the youth forum up with other local youth led projects and programmes.
Issue-based sessions e.g. Knife crime and We-CTV
If there is a particular issue that affects young people that you would like addressed by young people SYP can help with this. We are involved in an anti-knife crime programme called We-CTV through KNBL and can deliver sessions related to how knife crime impacts on young people and stimulate some interesting discussions. If there is another issue you would like to address let us know and we will do our best help out.