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Wellbeing in the words and pictures of children

Getting creative at the Children & Young People (Scotland) Bill launch

The Children & Young People (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 17 April 2013. Minister for Children & Young People, Aileen Campbell marked the launch of the Bill with a little help from children across Scotland via a ‘Glow meet’.

Children from eight different schools did paintings and drawings for the Minister, showing her their interpretations of the eight indicators of wellbeing – safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included:

Safe (Leith Primary)

Illustration of safe

Healthy (Kilmuir Primary)

Illustration of healthy

Achieving (Burravoe Primary)

Illustration of achieving

Nurtured (Speyside High)

Illustration of nurtured

Active (Banchory Primary)

Illustration of active

Responsible (Blair Atholl Primary)

Illustration of responsible

Respected (Townhead Primary)

Illustration of respected

Included (Riverside Primary)

Illustration of included

What are Glow meets?

‘Glow meets’, hosted by Education Scotland, are a way to link schools across Scotland via the internet. Glow is the world’s first national safe and secure on-line community for pupils, parents and teachers. A ‘Glow meet’ is a bit like a video conference, where pupils and teachers from different schools can see each other and interact on-line.

 

Wellbeing drawn by children in the Highland region

Some children living in the Highland region of Scotland drew pictures and said what they think about when they hear the wellbeing indicator words. We hope it helps you understand a bit more about GIRFEC:

Safe

Safe

"A community warden telling us how to keep safe"

Healthy

Healthy

"I know it is making me better"

Achieving

Achieving

"I am at the academy sitting at my desk doing my own writing. I love going to the academy"

Nurtured
Nurtured

"I have a nice house to go home to and able to live in comfort, I am lucky"

Active

Active
"Playing hockey with my friend. Getting involved in things I like. Doing things with my family"

Respected

Respected

"My bestest ever friend told me I was not fat, and I felt a lot better"

Responsible

Responsible

"My mum went out, but I just got on with my homework and waited until she got home"

Included

Included

"I am asked to go to my friend's house and I say yes"

The words and drawings above are used with kind permission from the Highland Children's Forum.