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CHANGE Bulletin 27 February 2020

CHANGE news

Plot to Plate Club

The first Plot to Plate Club, involving families from St Paul’s Primary school in Shettleston, is off to a great start! Now almost halfway through the first programme, families have been enjoying spending time in the community garden learning, planting and building with GreenHeartGrowers, cooking in the kitchen, talking nutrition with Nigel Denby and sharing food together. On the menu this week was spicy chickpea stew, mushroom stroganoff, rainbow slaw, chilli, sweet potato dahl and ratatouille.

We’re also delighted to announce that this week Plot to Plate will be expanding into the Parkhead area. Thanks to funding from Calton Area Partnership, families from Silverdale Nursery, St Michael’s Primary and St Mungo’s Academy will be starting the latest Plot to Plate Club on Friday 28 February. To keep up to date with all the latest developments you can also now follow Plot to Plate on Twitter here.

Change Hub

The next CHANGE Hub meeting will take place on Thursday 5 March. Partners will be focusing on Out of School Care provision in Parkhead, Emergency Childcare Support and Expansion, as well as measuring the impact of new initiative, Plot to Plate. 

St Mungo’s Academy Career Fair 2020

The CHANGE team was delighted to attend St Mungo’s Academy’s Career Fair on Tuesday 18 February. We spoke to a number of local young people who are interested in pursuing a career in childcare. We chatted to them about different options for gaining relevant experience, as well as which subjects and courses might best suit them. We also shared lots of the learning that we have gathered throughout the duration of the CHANGE Project.

Update on GIRFEC Policy

This week the CHANGE team attended a briefing update by the Health and Social Care Alliance and GCVS which provided information on the recent update to the Scottish Government’s Getting it Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) policy. The workshop explained the GIRFEC approach and the implications of the recent announcement by the Scottish Government that, while the GIRFEC policy remains central, it no longer intends to introduce the Named Person and Child’s Plan by law.

World Book Day

The CHANGE team is delighted to be participating in Parkhead Community Nursery’s World Book Day celebrations. We have been invited along to the nursery to tell a story to the children and we are very much looking forward to it!

Contribute to CHANGE

We welcome and encourage input from anyone who has an interest in childcare or community wellbeing in Glasgow East. If you’d like to discuss this with a member of the CHANGE team please contact our Policy and Participation Officer, Alison Hay, ahay@childreninscotland.org.uk. Alison is based in Glasgow East at least four days per week and is happy to chat to anyone who feels they have something to contribute to the project.