80 Years of Opening Doors for Young People

3 November, 2014

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A showcase of young people's achievements was held in Glasgow on Saturday 1 November as part of Youth Scotland's 80th anniversary celebrations. Over 120 people attended the event, which featured the Youth Scotland projects that are opening doors for young people.

Bike Club, Girls on the Move, Stand Up To Sectarianism, The Big Music Project, Cashback Small Grants Scheme, Young People Taking the Lead, Dynamic Youth Awards and Youth Achievement Awards all highlighted the achievements of young people with interactive sessions. This included bike-powered smoothie making, a flash mob dance, live musical performances from the West Lothian Youth Action Project, driving simulations, Youth Active bingo and other interactive sessions with young people.

Rachel Whiteman, Young Person and event contributor said:
"All this positive feedback had made me so happy!  It was such a privilege to talk at such a great event!"

Ian McLaughlan, Chief Executive of Youth Scotland, said:
"The Opening Doors event was a fantastic way to end our 80th Anniversary celebrations with many young taking the lead in demonstrating their experiences of youth work impacting on their lives during the past year. It was particularly pleasing to see several young people - including a live link to Romania - participate in a Q&A panel discussing the difference youth work makes and to hear Phil Denning of Education Scotland mention the important role that youth organisations  have in helping young people to achieve"