Children of today, journalists of tomorrow
What is it?
Amnesty International UK, a new TES partner, is looking for the Young Human Rights Reporters of 2012. The competition encourages young people to engage with human rights issues by writing a news story.
"Journalists play such an important role in exposing human rights abuses and hopefully this competition can inspire a new generation," says Kate Allen, director of Amnesty International UK.
The story can cover anything from bullying and the death penalty to being a refugee. It can also be a personal response to world poverty or another human rights issue pupils feel passionate about. The competition closes on 31 January.
Who can enter?
There are four categories:
- Upper primary (Years 3-6)
- Lower secondary (Years 7-9)
- Upper secondary (Years 10-11)
- Sixth-form (Years 12-13)
How to use it
- Use resources to introduce journalism and human rights issues.
- Run a workshop to develop personal opinions.
- Look at case studies.
- Run an awareness event to inspire ideas.
For story inspiration, visit the Freedom From: Modern Slavery in the Capital exhibition at the Museum of London, until 7 February.