TWO “INCREDIBLY POWERFUL” FILMS WIN THE HUNTER FOUNDATION SCHOOLS COMPETITION TO EACH WIN A TABLE AT DINNER WITH FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA
In the Year of the Young People and in celebration of the former First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to Scotland, The Hunter Foundation (THF) has awarded not one but two winners of their ‘If I ruled Scotland’ competition.
Commenting Sir Tom Hunter noted;
“We congratulate all who entered for their brilliant submissions which we will publish online in the near future. Normally there only ever is one winner, but we decided to disrupt our own rules and have two! Cerys Gough’s (14 years old from Langholm Academy) submission on bullying and prejudice was incredibly powerful as was her proposed solution. Likewise Melissa Croft (S3 Mearns Castle High school) made our judges stop in their tracks with her film on child poverty in Scotland.
“What all these submissions showed us was that our young people have a strong, powerful voice on diverse but consistent themes from pollution to education, poverty to ambition and it’s about time we listened a lot more to them. As one entrant said in their submission “we are the future of Scotland”; this is absolutely right and we need to not just listen a lot more to their voice but act upon it too.”
Both films can be viewed here: