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Friday, November 20, 2020

The class of 2020

Time: 10am to 11am

A generation of young Scots debate the good, the bad and challenging sides of 2020

Free

Surveys on the long-lasting impact of the pandemic on young people report a mix of optimism and pessimism. With anxiety over unemployment, education, wellbeing and social opportunities, negativity is understandable. Yet, surveys also highlight a rise in creativity, empathy and gratitude alongside a feeling that a better world can emerge if we aim for a more connected and compassionate global community.

Join the panel to engage with the Class of 2020’s challenges and achievements; and the support required to ensure they are not failed. 

Chaired by Bruce Adamson, Commissioner for Children and Young People Scotland, this panel includes: 

  • Reid Aiton, External Relations Director, Young Scot
  • Josh Kennedy MSYP, Scottish Youth Parliament
  • David Chukwujekwu, Intercultural Youth Scotland Ambassador
  • Cathy McCulloch, Co-Director, Children's Parliament
  • Dr Tracy Kirk, lecturer in law, Glasgow Caledonian University

The event is run in partnership with Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland.

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