Finding young journalists from Tayside

Lisa McGregor (16) and Ben Finnie (16), sixth form pupils of Grove Academy in Broughty Ferry, are the newest Young Reporters for the Environment recruits.''Young Reporters for the Environment is an international sustainable development education programme for young people aged from 11-21 which empowers and encourages young people to investigate and report on environmental concerns and issues of sustainable development.' 'YRE operates in almost 30 countries worldwide and offers engaged young people an international network and platform to highlight the environmental issues closest to their hearts and minds.' 'Young Reporters for the Environment will launch in August 2013.''Malcolm McCurrach | New Wave Images UK - 22/07/2013

Lisa McGregor (16) and Ben Finnie (16), sixth form pupils of Grove Academy in Broughty Ferry, are the newest Young Reporters for the Environment recruits.''Young Reporters for the Environment is an international sustainable development education programme for young people aged from 11-21 which empowers and encourages young people to investigate and report on environmental concerns and issues of sustainable development.' 'YRE operates in almost 30 countries worldwide and offers engaged young people an international network and platform to highlight the environmental issues closest to their hearts and minds.' 'Young Reporters for the Environment will launch in August 2013.''Malcolm McCurrach | New Wave Images UK - 22/07/2013

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An international programme for young journalists, aged between 11 and 21 years, is coming to Tayside for the first time.

Young Reporters for the Environment, which is being run in Scotland by the independent environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful, encourages youngsters to investigate and report on issues around the environment.

Young reporters whose school or college applies to be part of the programme will be encouraged to investigate environmental issues, propose solutions and then publish a report, which may be traditional print journalism, photographic or video journalism.

The programme is linked closely to Eco-Schools and is designed to encourage whole-school action on sustainable development education issues, which is also run by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Dugald MacGilp, development officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “This is a fantastic new programme which will achieve the dual goals of raising environmental awareness and helping young people in Tayside develop a range of life skills.”

For more information visit www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/sustainable-development-education/young-reporters-for-the-environment/