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A vision for a better world

Elie Primary School pupils whose poster design skills helped propel them to the final of inspire> aspire.

Elie Primary School pupils whose poster design skills helped propel them to the final of inspire> aspire.

The East Neuk will be well represented among the finalists in the Commonwealth themed inspire>aspire ‘National Awards Event’ next week.

Ten young hopefuls will take their place among the 220 invited to Glasgow University on Monday.

They will be joined by teachers and family in a massive celebration of Scotland’s inspirational young people.

In all, over 35,000 pupils from 289 schools took part in the ‘Inspire>Aspire: Global Citizens in the Making’ programme.

The project challenged youngsters to come up with a unique poster that would promote self-reflection and self-discovery – helping to transform their inspiration into aspiration.

Many focused on inspirational figures from all walks of life – along with many sportsmen and women were such figures as Bob Marley, Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Angelina Jolie, Buddy Holly and Martin Luther King.

The programme, which is part of Legacy 2014, has achieved school participation in each of the 32 local education authorities for the first time in its seven-year history.

The final gold, silver and bronze prizewinners will be announced on the evening by adventurer and BBC Queen’s Baton correspondent Mark Beaumont.

Programme co-ordinator Julie Thompson said: “It has been amazing to see so many young people get inspired by the programme.

“Being the host nation for the games has been a fantastic opportunity for us to roll out our work globally and we are very excited about connecting Scottish young people to their global peers as part of our legacy phase of the work.”

As well as celebrating the achievements of some of Scotland’s brightest pupils the event also promoted Global Citizenship.

All of the young people have articulated their vision for a better world, and there will be a number of influential exhibitors presenting on the day to help them bring this vision to life.

All of the National Finalists posters can be viewed at www.inspire-aspire.org.uk/posters2014.

The local schools and pupils are:

Elie Primary – Isla Timmermans, Ruby Somerville, Tom Pendry, Amy Christie, Emma Ashworth.

St Monans Primary – Kerr Bowman, Steven Stewart.

Waid Academy – Morgan Morris, Emma Shilton, Shaunlee Ogilvie.

 

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