Malala desks remind students of fight for education
A Scottish council is to put a desk bearing the engraved signature of teenage education campaigner Malala Yousafzai in every one of its 161 schools. Fife Council is manufacturing the pound;70 tables in order to encourage students to think about children around the world who do not have access to education. Desks could be left empty as a reminder of the struggle for universal education, or students who excel in activities on global citizenship could be allowed to sit at them as a reward, the council said.
Holocaust essays will give young people a voice
Young people are being invited to enter an essay competition in order to become advisers to the new UK Holocaust Commission. Six winners aged 16-21 will be chosen to take part in a special youth forum. The commission will meet later this year to discuss whether Britain needs a permanent and fitting memorial to the Holocaust. Entrants must write an essay answering the question, "Why is it so important that we remember the Holocaust and how can we make sure future generations never forget?" One winner will be chosen to sit on the Holocaust Commission and feed back the views of the youth forum. To enter, visit engage.number10.gov.ukholocaust-commission-competition
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