Launch of new ‘Young Thinkers’ series

There is great excitement at the Young Programme over the launch in 2016 of a new Young Thinkers series of events. The first is set for April and will bring together delegates from three sectors: health, education, and business and professional. It will be an inspiring and creative mix under one roof, with each delegate group having its own awards on the final evening.

The aim, as always, is developing communication skills, building confidence, and broadening the horizons of people in the early years of their careers. Minimum age for taking part is 18 – but no upper age limit (delegates can be young in years or in terms of professional development – so people who have come late to a career are welcome no mater what their age!).

Click here to download the Health sector brochure with full details
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Click here to download the Education sector brochure with full details
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Click here to download the Business & Professional brochure with full details
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Lancaster in June sets the scene for the Young England and Wales Programme 2016


Scenes from the Young England and Wales Programme in June 2015

Delegates from government departments, public bodies, executive agencies and other high-profile organisations will be heading to Lancaster in June for the 2016 Young England and Wales Programme. Three intense and rewarding days of discussion, papers, group work and inspiring speakers lie ahead. As always, the minimum age 18 but there is no upper age limit!

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Scottish Schools’ Young
Writer of the Year 2016

The Young Programme in association with the Institute of Contemporary Scotland has announced the results of its 2016 Scotland-wide writing competition for senior school pupils. Jonathan Tevendale of Mallaig High School (above) was awarded the title Scottish Schools’ Young Writer of Year for his skilful exposé of the longevity of shame in the social media age. This year’s awards are dedicated to the memory of joint runner-up Owen Britton of Balfron High School. Owen was unaware that he had been selected for an award by the adjudicators when he died suddenly a week before the results were announced. The runner-up title was shared with Emma Vance of Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School, Dumbarton

Click here for the results

Young Local Authority of the Year 2016

     

Every year, teams of two members of staff representing councils across the UK come together to compete for the prestigious title Young Local Authority of the Year.

The holders of the title are Brent Council; previous winners include Wiltshire Council, Leeds City Council, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, Warwickshire County Council, the London Borough of Newham, East Sussex County Council, Hampshire County Council, Wokingham Borough Council and – way back in 2006! – Newcastle City Council.

Now we’re looking forward to the 2016 Young Local Authority of the Year competition, which will be held in Lancaster later this month.

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England and Wales Schools’ Writing Project


Simone Greatorex, age 17,  of Pangbourne College, Reading, won the England and Wales Schools’ Writing Project for her paper ‘Living with Dementia: the carer’s view’. Simone wins a cheque for £200. The runner-up, who will receive a cheque for £100, was Lauren Hayward, 16, of The King’s School in Macclesfield, for her paper on sexism. Highly commended, and recipient of a cheque for £50,  was Ilham Dahir, 18, of St Augustine’s CE High School, London, for her paper on multi-culturalism.

Click here for the winning paper