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Children know the value of education

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​School children understand the key role and value education has on their future.

Scots children understand the value of education better than ever before and see it as the most important thing for their future prosperity, new research has revealed.

Children and young people are saying they are really positive about school - Jackie Brock

The report, by Children in Scotland, is the culmination of the Leaders of Learning project, which consulted with children and young people from a range of primary and secondary schools across Scotland about key aspects of their learning.

The overarching message was that children and young people value their education and understand how it benefits them throughout their lives, especially in preparing for adult life.

They also recognise the importance of the teachers and support staff that work with them and help them achieve their potential.

The findings are to be launched at a national learning summit in Edinburgh this week.

Alongside the launch of the report, the summit will also see the unveiling of the revamped BeXcellent website which has involved a team of children and young people creating and managing a website for other young people.

Children in Scotland chief executive, Jackie Brock said: “Children and young people are saying they are really positive about school and excited about new ways of learning.

“However, they say this is not consistent enough within their schools.”

Alasdair Allan, minister for learning, said: “We are committed to listening to and supporting young people to become leaders of their own learning, building on the work that’s already been done to listen to young people and ensure the future development of education takes account of their views.”