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Care Fest – a celebration of the care-experienced in Edinburgh

2023-01-26T12:08:16+00:0017 Jan 2023|

This February we are launching our first Care Fest – a celebration of the care-experienced community in Edinburgh. It's an opportunity to bring the community together and for care-experienced young people to explore their potential and the opportunities open to them. We're delighted to welcome guest partners HUB for Success, Napier University, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh [...]

GTCS Award for Columba 1400

2023-01-26T11:39:21+00:004 Jan 2023|

We are delighted the General Teaching Council for Scotland has awarded our Head Teachers’ Leadership Academy with the Professional Learning Award for Organisations 2022.  The award was given in recognition of the high quality and effective professional learning provided to head teachers and depute heads in Scotland by Columba 1400.  The Panel for the award commended [...]

Two young Scots join our Board

2023-01-26T11:42:25+00:0022 Dec 2022|

Two 19-year-olds – Marysia Wojtylo from Edinburgh and Jessica Chappelle from East Dunbartonshire – have been appointed to our Board of Trustees. Their new roles as Young Person Consultants will champion the voice of young people, ensuring their views are at the heart of Columba 1400’s governance, helping to shape and drive the future of the [...]

Columba 1400 graduate is finalist for the Glasgow Community Champion Awards

2023-01-26T11:55:28+00:001 Dec 2022|

Kodie Stewart, a graduate of our Young People's Leadership Academy, is a finalist in the Glasgow Community Champion Awards, run by the Glasgow Times, for her work in the community. Kodie took part in Girls At Cop26, a special conference at Glasgow Caledonian University during the United Nations' Climate Conference last November. She also volunteers for [...]

HRH The Princess Royal visits Columban graduates at the Blair Estate

2023-01-26T11:56:16+00:001 Nov 2022|

Last month our Patron, HRH The Princess Royal met with young people from across the Central Belt, to listen to their experiences of our values-based leadership academies. Gathering at the beautiful Blair Estate in Dalry, the graduates spoke about the impact taking part in our Young People's Leadership Academy had on them. Participants had taken part [...]

External evaluation reveals impressive impact of our values-based leadership academies on young people

2022-11-10T10:02:30+00:0027 Oct 2022|

Our values-based leadership academies offer young people a safe space to discover their values and help them to make positive personal, career and life choices so they have equal opportunities for a bright, fulfilling future whatever their circumstances. During the academic year of 2021/22 we reached nearly 300 young people across Scotland with our Young People's [...]

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