An examination of Scottish initiatives to encourage young people from deprived areas to move into work or further education. The goal is to increase the number of people from deprived areas applying to university and college. The Scottish Executive has also introduced schemes to lessen the gap between school and the world of work.

First broadcast:
4 November 2008

Following the clip, the class could discuss the role of education as a means for social change. Students could investigate educational attainment, including qualifications and university and college attendance, for pupils in the school They could compare this with other schools across Scotland, investigating any trends or differences they see.