Community Choices in Castlemilk
OPFS and Ardenglen Housing Association in Glasgow have been awarded funding through the Scottish Government Community Choices Fund to work with parents and children to innovate solutions to the Cost of the School Day, using a participatory budgeting model.
We have been working with parents from two schools in Castlemilk, Miller Primary and John Paul II, looking at ways to reduce the hidden costs of going to school based on the findings of the CPAG-Scot-Cost-Of-School-Day-Report
Parents are aware that poverty can impact on children’s experience of school and are focusing on costs around school uniforms, packed lunches, school trips, dress down days and after school activities. The parents from the two schools will decide on how a pot of £10,000 per school should be spent, and all ideas will be voted on at the Decision Day event on the 18th March.
For more information on this project please contact Marie Spalding on 01414870444 or firstname.lastname@example.org