Spotlight on ... 911 schools competition

19th April 2013 at 01:00

This year marks the 12th anniversary of the tragic events of 11 September 2001. The 911 London Project, an educational charity set up to create hope from tragedy, has launched a national competition to make young people aware of the significance of 911 and its consequences.

The contest gives 14- to 16-year-olds throughout the UK a chance to win a trip to New York where they will meet people with compelling stories about 911 and its aftermath, including Rudolph Giuliani, mayor of the city in 2001, high-school students and family members of victims. There will also be a visit to the 911 Memorial.

To enter the competition, students should produce either a short film or a 1,200-word essay responding to one of two questions:

"How did 911 change the world?" or, "Why and how would you keep the memory of 911 alive in the UK?"

The deadline for entries is 31 May.

Explore the topic further with the 911 London Project's lessons and resources.


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