Junior 8 – win a chance to represent the UK at J8 2008


From NCB
Junior 8 is an opportunity for pupils in your school to deepen their understanding of world issues, share their views on issues affecting children and represent the UK on the world stage. Teams will compete nationally for the opportunity to represent the UK at the Junior 8 Summit in Japan in July 2008.
Groups of four students aged 13-17 can enter as a ‘team’.
Teams put together an entry covering topics such as health, poverty, development and climate change.
The winning team of four will join teams from each of the G8 countries and young people representing each region of the world for the J8 world Summit in Japan between 2-10 July 2008.
Go to http://www.unicef.org.uk/youthvoice/junior8.asp to find out more about the competition and how you can be involved. The website will be updated in early January to include further details and terms and conditions for the UK.

JessL


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    gregscuk

    I worked on the J8 with LTS in 2005 when the G8 was in Gleneagles, Scotland. They produced a big resource pack. The whole 'the most powerful people in the world' are listening idea seemed quite tokenistic then – hopefully it's improved now.

    Greg

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    matt73

    We promoted this last year, but I tend to agree with Greg, although quite a neat initiative, and certainly good PR, I am sceptical if it will or can any difference. They are invited to comment and then their comments are either ignored or not, depending entirely on the point of view of the people in power.

    If Bob Geldof et al can't make them change their minds then a group of competition winning kids certainly won't.

    Matt

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