"When I visit schools across the UK I am always struck by how much young people care about what is going on in the rest of the world.
The excellent entries to this year’s Shape the Future competition show that British schoolchildren understand the challenges facing girls and boys in developing countries. Young people are the change-makers of tomorrow and Castle Park’s entry shows that they want to be part of the solution for a better future.
Huge congratulations to everyone who took part. Together we can create a world where all girls and women fulfil their potential free from discrimination and violence."Schools across the country entered this year’s Shape the Future competition, and 2 others reached the final at #YouthForChange – Raynes Park High School in South West London and St Swithun’s School in Winchester, Hampshire. The winners were chosen by panel of young people and development experts at the #YouthforChange summit. Highly Commended: Raynes Park High School in South West London addressed challenging questions about girls’ education, early and forced marriage and FGM in their video entry to promote gender equality: Highly Commended: St Swithun’s School in Winchester, Hampshire identified girls’ education as the solution to improving life for girls and women across the world. Their video entry suggested ways to raise global awareness of the importance of education: