Author: Scott P

The Return of youth work. (Social and Economic Value of Youth Work in Scotland Report)

YouthLink Scotland yesterday hosted the YouthWork Expo. A day dedicated to “highlight and celebrate the contribution youth work makes to society, individuals and to the realisation of the programme for government”. The lead claim in the press release is A new study by Hall Aitken published today has put the value of youth work at […]

1000 – a reflection.

I have been blogging for 1000 posts, I have sent 8457 tweets, add this to my recent birthday, and I have been alive for 14247 days on this earth, so probably a time for reflection. I have learned a lot, but no where near enough. I am pretty sure i am good at somethings, and […]

Sunday Schools and Government Inspections. #politics #religion

There has been some discussion over the English Department of Education policy for Out-of-school education settings: The policy is part of the UK Governments counter extremism policy. You can read the call for responses to the policy which includes the policy proposal and some questions the Government are wondering about here. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/480133/out_of_school_education_settings_call_for_evidence.pdf What is this […]

20fifteen (volume 10) by Laconic hegemony, a #mixtape for you

The new Laconic Hegemony “20fifteen (volume 10)” is now out. Laconic hegemony is a small mixtape i put out with my favourite songs of the past year. you can listen to all, some or none of it. it is your choice. All these songs have been songs which have accompanied my over this year and […]

The curious absence of teenage body theology for Christian youth work

It struck me today that there is very little work within christian faith based youth work literature which dealt with the changing bodies of young people. While there is a helpful focus on body image, as youth work which is focused on 12-16 year olds primarily sees the best and worst of body changes for […]

On “How Will Our Children Have Faith?” a resource from @churchscotland

On Saturday I had my first read through of the newest of the Learn series of publications from the Church of Scotland, titled “How Will Our Children Have Faith?”. ‘How Will Our Children Have Faith?’ is a short discussion guide which explores the reasons for working with children and young people. It also works through […]