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If your school or organisation would like more information about our involvement with young people and how they can use some of our young people training programmes please call Julia Frost on 0131 659 9772; julia@pas.org.uk

PAS has developed a number of innovative educational resources for young people aged 8-25 years. Our education work is closely linked to the Curriculum for Excellence and is ‘outcomes’ focused as recognised by many external organisations.

IMBY® – Primary Schools
IMBY is a cartoon alien who engages primary 5 to primary 7 children to help them learn about their local area, and how it is shaped, from a planning perspective. The name is a positive take on ‘nimbyism’ ((Not) In My Back Yard). Everyone has the right to engage in the planning system and the best way to do this is to be better informed about the process from an early age.

IMBY explores issues around the natural and built environment, how land is used and what for and, most importantly, what influences decision making. It encourages global citizenship by focusing on contemporary issues such as renewable energy, including off-shore, community gardens/allotments, recycling, housing, design and shared spaces. Find out more information about IMBY: summary information sheet (560KB PDF).

PAS has been working closely with Education Scotland to ensure that the IMBY programme is fully aligned to the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence. Our use of IMBY in Edinburgh (Niddrie Mills Primary School) has been highlighted as good practice by Education Scotland.

YEP!™ – Secondary Schools, Colleges, Youth Groups
YEP! is Youth Engagement in Planning. It enables young people to learn and practice skills to enable them to make an informed contribution to planning matters in their area. YEP! emphasises the role of community councils in town planning, and encourages and empowers students to become involved themselves at a local level.

Participation in YEP! is also useful for young people considering developing their own community asset, such as a recreational area/skate park, temporary/permanent sports site or leisure facility. It contributes to enterprise learning as well as global citizenship. The attached document explains more about how YEP! is delivered.

PAS has been working closely with Education Scotland to ensure that the YEP! programme is fully aligned to the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence.

Young Placemakers®
PAS’s Young Placemakers aims to recruit a network of motivated young community leaders (16-20 year olds) who will champion active citizenship and create a stronger voice for young people.

The Young Placemakers initiative recognises that young people should be more engaged with the decisions which will shape a Scotland that is greener, smarter and stronger. Increasing involvement in the planning system will give young people a central role in the creation of Scotland’s future places. Click here to find out more about Young Placemakers [375KB PDF].

For more information please contact Julia Frost (0131 659 9772; julia@pas.org.uk)

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