JOIN OUR TEAM – PROJECT OFFICER VACANCY

Do you enjoy working with people? Do you have excellent communication and presentation skills, and experience working with young people? We are looking for an enthusiastic Project Officer to join Fast Forward’s Going Forward Programme Team. This role will have a focus on formal and informal education settings, and youth participation. Fast Forward is Scotland’s…

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MEET OUR NEWEST TEAM MEMBER – NIROSHINI KONDASWAMY ARAMVAL

Please join us in welcoming our newest team member, Niroshini Kondaswamy Aramval (niroshini@fastforward.org.uk). Niroshini joins the team as Project Development Officer. Niroshini, originally from India, brings a valuable global perspective and a unique background in holistic wellness to the Fast Forward team. Her lifelong enthusiasm and interest in yoga led her to pursue a Bachelor’s…

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Gambling & Gaming – are you being played?

“Parents and carers feel stuck in a vulnerable position, wanting to safeguard their children from potential harm when they spend in digital games, while tolerating their access to gaming because of the social benefits.”                                                  Between Gaming and Gambling – ESRC Report We often have a perceived idea of gambling. What it means, what…

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Exploring the Digital Wilderness with Beavers, Scouts and Explorers 

Our Project Officer Jamie Wells, on working with the Beavers, Scouts and Explorers to achieve their Digital Citizen Staged Activity Badge I was invited to join in with these three groups, running a bespoke session, to help the young people achieve their Exploring the Digital Wilderness activity badge. Through gambling, gaming and internet safety activities, games,…

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Our Gambling Education Toolkit 2024 is now available

We are delighted to launch the 2024 edition of our Gambling Education Toolkit! This edition includes updated research, and features brand new activities including: Top Tip Tricks, a card game challenging participants to collect sets of cards that feature examples of the 6 key gambling harm reduction tips.  This provides a fun way to become…

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Youth Fund Showcase: ‘Chasing the dream’ short film

Check out the latest Youth Fund project developed by Irvine Media Club, a group of young people in North Ayrshire. Irvine Media Club is a group of young filmmakers run by Ayrshire Film Company. We delivered sessions with their practitioners, as well as working with the young people who developed the film. Their ‘Chasing the…

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Meet our newest trustee – Gillian McNeil

Please join us in welcoming our newest board member, Gillian McNeil who joined us in August last year. Gillian has a degree in English and History, as well as post graduate degree in Primary Education, and a master degree in Educational Leadership which includes Scotland’s Qualification for Headship (she is also toying with the idea…

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New podcast alert! Steph Shilton’s story

Our next podcast has just dropped and we were incredibly fortunate to have had the lovely Steph Shilton come speak to us.  Steph is married to Peter Shilton, the most capped English footballer of all time, and spoke to her experiences as an affected other of her husband’s gambling. Hear a story of love and…

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