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Wojciech Borowski, Youth Programmes Manager, shares an update on the Bridging the Gap project:

March 2019 is shaping up to be a particularly busy month for the Bridging the Gap project, one of our key education programmes. We are currently working with young people and teachers in five locations to deliver the project.

Earlier in the month we completed the Young Placemaker training at Wester Hailes Education Centre in Edinburgh – some of the outputs are featured in the image. This week, a group of PAS Volunteers, Fife Council staff and teachers at Glenrothes Glenwood High School carried out a workshop involving about 120 S2 pupils where they made decisions on the future of green spaces in their area.

Next week, pupils at Inverclyde Academy in Greenock will gain some useful skills to do with survey design to assist them with gathering information needed to make some decisions to do with the former Ravenscraig Hospital site. Just a couple of days later a new group of young people in Aberfeldy in Perth & Kinross will learn about the role of town planning and how they can become involved in a community conversation about the future of their area.

Are you a planning professional or planning student interested in community engagement and fancy becoming involved in working with young people? If so, we would love to hear from you so you can get involved in opportunities that widen your experience and skillset through our Volunteer Programme.