A brief History
PEEK began providing activities for children aged 5 –12 in the Gallowgate and Calton areas of Glasgow’s East End in October 2000. At that time, we had one paid member of staff supported by a voluntary management committee and our name was Gallowgate and Calton Children’s Project
We want to enhance possibilities for children and young people across Scotland.
Improving the life chances of children and young people by unlocking their potential and journeying alongside them, as they play, create and thrive.
Ethos, Values & Principles
We encourage ownership through PEEK
- We listen to children, young people and communities’ needs and wants before designing, planning and delivering programmes.
- We provide a range of opportunities for children and young people to develop and to make a positive change in their lives and communities.
- The ability to be adaptable in our delivery approach: e.g. Outdoor free play that is completely child led or responding to changing needs and wants of young people in an indoor session.
We are committed to improving the life chances of children and young people by enabling positive outcomes
- Demonstrate energy in all that we do and champion the work of PEEK Display a ‘can-do’ attitude, We create positive experiences to broaden horizons.
- We embrace change and new ways of working By finding solutions, making decisions and collaborating on actions and tasks with fellow team members.
- Celebrate the success of others from a children climbing the tree for the first time to a young person gaining an Arts Award to a staff member completing a diploma.
We lead by example and inspire children and young people to create and drive change in their lives and communities
- Display a “can-do” attitude, strive for excellence and quality in every task, Demonstrate competence in the core skills of your role as agreed with your line manager, Speak up and out constructively, Champion PEEK policies and procedures.
- Provide positive role models and mentors for children and young people through a diverse staff and volunteer team Provide new, diverse and innovative opportunities for children and young people to grow, develop and expand their experience
- Champion children, young people, communities and our staff team as they go through their journey's with PEEK
We value and recognise the contributions of everyone who participants, works or volunteers with PEEK
- Everyone’s unique talent should be recognised and encouraged, Offer a non-judgemental environment which allows people to experiment and take risks in a safe and stimulating environment
- We are committed to a culture of teamwork and collaboration, Aims to create opportunities for people to make the most of their abilities.
- Encourage and support children and young people to voice and articulate views and opinions