Curriculum for Life Speech (3 July 2017)
Monday, 3 July 2017
Curriculum for Life Speech
“Education is important. That’s something we all agree on. But when it comes to good education, only Scottish Labour can deliver what young people need. In our manifesto, it says that we are committed to scrapping the so-called Curriculum for Excellence, and replacing it with the Curriculum for Life. I am proud to say that I was the driving force behind the decision to implement the change, and I hope that on Thursday, you will allow me, by voting Scottish Labour, to drive this change even further.
What do we mean by a Curriculum for Life? Well, we believe that our education system should prepare our young people for the modern life. The current curriculum gives people unrealistic and unachievable expectations, but the Curriculum for Life will give young people the opportunity to learn about mental health, first-aid, sex and relationships, sustainable living and politics, all while keeping in touch with their core subjects such as English, Maths and Science.
There really is no “quick fix” for education, but we believe that if you put your trust in the Scottish Labour Party on Thursday, we can deliver an incredible opportunity for our young people to learn important life skills in their schools and colleges rather than the incredibly harsh regime students must go through at the moment.
This Thursday, vote Scottish Labour for a brighter future for our young people.”