New With Kids Ambassador
We are delighted to announce that Dee Ripoll is With Kids new ambassador! Dee is a lawyer, drummer and singer in the band Evera, and the Scottish National Ladies Surf Champion of 2011. She took up surfing in her last year of university and in the space of three years earned her title. In 2013 she had two traumatic accidents which could have ended her career in surfing, but she fought through it all, facing her fears to come back stronger than ever.
Msc Play Therapy
In collaboration with Queen Margaret University, the Scottish charity With Kids is pleased to announce the introduction of what will be a BAPT accredited Play Therapy training course in Scotland. This three year taught Masters Programme in Play Therapy is designed to prepare students for working therapeutically with children, young people and their families in a range of settings.
The course, which commences in September 2016, will be delivered in Glasgow and will be accredited by the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT). Successful graduates will gain an MSc in Play Therapy and will have completed the required training to practice as a Play Therapist.
Notre Dame Pupils Win YPI
A group of pupils from Notre Dame High School chose With Kids as their charity to represent for the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative. They visited and researched our charity and put together a fantastic presentation and we're delighted to say that they won! They worked incredibly hard on the project and also raised funds through a sponsored run and bake sale. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them. Congratulations to them all on doing such an amazing job.
Staff from the fabulous Andrew Muirhead & Sons Ltd cycled from Glasgow to Balloch and back and raised just over £5000! What a fantastic amount, thank you to everyone involved for all their hard work.