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FUTURE VOICE COMPETITION

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Thanks to generous support from Shepherd and Wedderburn, we are delighted to announce our new competition Future Voice, which will bring together young people from schools across the country in an important and valuable discussion about the vision for Scotland’s future set out in the SCDI’s 2030 Blueprint report.

New school year, a fresh start, and a chance to think about new ways of doing things in Scotland. We invite young people to join us via live stream at SCDI’s annual Forum where the new big ideas for Scotland’s future will be debated! We want the voices of our future leaders to be heard at this event.

We are delighted to support the Future Voice competition, which will bring together young people from schools across the country in an important and valuable discussion about the vision for Scotland’s future set out in the SCDI’s 2030 Blueprint report. The report’s recommendations, covering three key areas – A Living Lab for Innovations, Learning Throughout Life and Healthy Places to Live and Work – will have a direct impact on today’s school pupils, so it is only right that they should have a say on their priorities and what they believe Scotland should look like over the coming decade. I very much look forward to hearing their views on the major economic and policy issues that will guide Scotland’s progress between now and 2030 and wish all the students and schools taking part the very best of luck. Gillian Carty, Chair , Shepherd and Wedderburn

The Competition

Our Blueprint 2030 document contains 12 big ideas about how Scotland can be a better place in 2030. We want YOUR help in making these ideas even better.

Primary 7 pupils

  • What do you hope Scotland might have invented in 10 years’ time?
  • What kind of place to live do you think Scotland should strive to be?
  • What should school and learning be like in the future?
  • What do you hope will be better in the future?

Secondary pupils

  • Which 3 of the 12 asks should be the priority and why?
  • What do you think those in charge should be doing now to make these happen?
  • What role should businesses and the rest of us play?
  • How would you like your or the lives of others in Scotland to change in 10 years’ time?
  • What are the three words that you would like to be associated with Scotland?

Pupils are tasked to think about the above questions either individually or in groups and discuss their ideas.  We would then ask you to make a short video/blog informing us of your suggestions to make Scotland a better place in 2030.

Prize

6 winning entries (3 for primary and 3 for secondary) will receive £100 for their school.

What and When to Submit

Please share any video that demonstrates your Blueprint 2030 Future Voice project by 29 October 2021.

How to Submit your Entry

Entries can sent by email to yesc@scdi.org.uk or by using WeTransfer (for large files)  – Please remember to include your school name. Judging by our expert business panel will take place in the week commencing 8 November with winners announced at our live event.

Register your interest

Please click on the button below to open the registration form.

Blueprint 2030 - Future Voice Registration Form

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Any questions

Please email melanie.riddell@scdi.org.uk with any questions, thank you.

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