School workshops

We deliver engaging and informative workshops in secondary schools on a wide range of topics. 

Recent topics have included:

  • Anger management 
  • Conflict resolution
  • Positive masculinity
  • Healthy relationships 
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Future aspirations

The workshops are delivered by our skilled Development Workers, supported by specialists from our literacy and numeracy service.

Many of our workshops also involve peer educators. 


We tailor our programme structure and content to meet the individual needs of young people.

We can:

  • Deliver half-day, one off workshops on specific topics
  • Deliver sessions as part of the school curriculum (e.g. over a double period)
  • Run longer programmes (part-time or full-time) over a number of weeks



    Young people who complete the workshops have the opportunity to gain:

    • SCQF Level 3 and 4 Employability Award and SCQF Level 3 and 4 Personal Development Award
    • Practical life skills
    • Help to make realistic choices and positive decisions to prevent homelessness
    • Support along the employability pipeline 



    School workshops examples

    VENT at James Gillespie’s High School

    We worked with James Gillespie’s High School in Edinburgh to design and deliver a 10-week wellbeing programme for male S2 and S3 pupils.

    Programme topics included: anger management; conflict resolution; positive masculinity; healthy relationships; drugs and alcohol; future aspirations; stress and assertiveness; and boundaries.

    The specially designed programme was called VENT because it was a safe space for the pupils to come along for an hour every week to talk about what matters most to them.


    Team work at Knightswood Secondary School

    We kicked off a programme at Knightswood Secondary School with a communication and team work workshop, with 16 pupils sharing what they think makes an effective communicator and good team player.

    The course took young people through eight weeks of taster sessions to increase their personal development and core skills, including communication, problem solving, team work, and practical and creativity skills.

    The programme also helped young people set career goals for after school and develop an action plan to achieve these.


    Young people

    Our advice and information workshops can help young people at crucial transition phases in their life, such as:

    • School leavers who are disengaged from formal education and are at risk of leaving school without a positive destination
    • Young people preparing to leave local authority care and live independently 
    • Young people leaving other residential institutions, such as residential schools, secure units, and young offenders
    • Young people who are looked after at home 




    If you’re interested in our school workshops, please contact:

    • Stephen in our Edinburgh office on 0131 558 3740 or
    • Leighanne in our Glasgow office on 0141 221 2272 or