Three-day school residential to shape the future

Global citizenship network IDEAS and Scottish development education centre OWC Dundee are set to host an innovative residential course aimed at deeply immersing secondary school pupils in conversations about the future of the world.

Pupils from six schools across Scotland will attend the Young Citizen Advocates three-day event in Coatbridge, near Glasgow, at the end of May.

Some of the topics that will be covered over the three days will be the Year of Young People 2018; the Sustainable Development Goals; media literacy and fake news; campaign building; social enterprise; international development; volunteering and Fair Trade.

Also in attendance will be local MSP Fulton McGregor, who will hear from participants about the ideas for global campaigns they have come up with, which will be taken back to schools and continued.

TED talks and short films will also be screened, such as Wisdom of Geese, and attendees will hear from school pupil Doaa Shabbir, who has written on inequality in the Scottish media.

Later in the year, participants will be able to share details of their campaigns and success so far at a Scottish Parliament event.