Engage with Young Reporters Scotland

Young Reporters Scotland is a programme which encourages 11-21 year olds to have their say on the environmental issues which matter to them. Young people are encouraged to engage with issues affecting their communities, and are given a platform to share their opinions and ideas. They can raise awareness of problems or celebrate successes through their chosen media, such as a blog, article, photograph or video.

Young Reporters Scotland is coordinated internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and in managed in Scotland by Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB).

Participants in Scotland join a network of passionate young people making a difference in over 30 countries around the world through the international campaign Young Reporters for the Environment.

Katie Murray, Community Project Coordinator at Keep Scotland Beautiful said, “This year we have some exciting prizes on offer, including experiences and a Go-Pro camera, to reward the efforts of young people taking action and making their voices heard”.

Taking part is a great opportunity to gain useful experience for a personal statement or CV. Iona McCormick, last year’s winner in the 15-18 age group said, "I have really enjoyed taking part in the Young Reporters Scotland competition as I have gained so many new skills.”

To find out more visit http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/yrs and register for free to receive a support guide to taking part. The closing date for this year’s competition is 28 February.

24 January 2017


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