Invitation to the School Final of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI)

Here is an exciting update note to all parents and carers from John Cudlipp, in RMPS. This is an example of what CfE will look like (and that BHS senior years are already benefitting from it in advance of its formal introduction to S4-S6).

‘Dear Parents/Guardians/Carers,

I am writing to invite you to our final of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) at Broughton High School on Wednesday 14th November 2pm-3.30pm.

YPI has positively engaged secondary school students across Scotland and awarded thousands of pounds to small, local, social service charities. In January 2010 the programme was described in The Times as “something every teacher should eagerly find out about and think of introducing to their school.” Since then YPI has continued to develop and gain momentum across Scotland, and has been referenced positively in a number of HMIE School Reports.

S6 students at Broughton high School are currently taking part in YPI. In teams, they have been researching social issues in our community and creating an engaging and persuasive presentation on a local charity they believe is best placed to tackle an issue they are passionate about.

At the YPI School Final the winning teams from each class will be presenting in front of a large audience and a panel of high-profile judges, in support of their chosen charities. This event promises to be an inspiring, exciting and dramatic occasion as one team will be awarded a cheque of £3000 to grant towards their chosen charity.

I hope you will be able to attend this event, to hear about the charities and local social issues which pupils at our school have become passionate about.

If you are free to attend please RSVP:
0131 332 7805

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Mr John Cudlipp
Curriculum Leader Social Subjects’

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