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Get involved in FMQT Next Generation – the first event of its kind

On Wednesday 12 September, 100 children and young people will be heading to the first-ever FMQT for children and young people. If you’re not attending the event, there are lots of ways to get involved.

Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland meets with young people ahead of FM questions event being held in September
Picture: Alan Rennie

What is FMQT Next Generation?


A landmark participation event this Year of Young People, FMQT Next Generation aims to provide a platform for young people to have their views heard and acted upon, and is a fantastic opportunity for young people to express themselves.

Get involved

Even if you’re not attending the event next Wednesday there are lots of great ways to get involved. Take a look at our ideas below:

1. Create your own mini-viewing of FMQT Next Generation

Thanks to our media partners, STV, FMQT Next Generation is being recorded and will be available on STV Player from Friday 14 September. It will also be available on YouthLink Scotland’s and Children in Scotland’s YouTube channels, including the full event and question by question videos so you can choose what parts you want to watch.

2. Run an interactive activity

There is a great resource for practitioners that includes lots of interactive activities to encourage children and young people to start talking about Scottish politics. Including, ‘If I was First Minister for a day’ and having a go at manifesto writing by encouraging young people to think about the issues they’re passionate about in their local community.

Download the resource and start planning your activity.

3. Take action – give young people a voice

There are lots of ways young people’s voices can be heard in Scottish politics. How about organising a ‘take action’ session where children and young people can ensure their voice is heard?

To find the contact details for your local and national politicians in one handy place, take a look at the Write To Them website (does not include MSYPs).

However you get involved in FMQT Next Generation, let us know by joining the conversation online using #FMQTNextGeneration and tagging YouthLink Scotland (Twitter & Instagram: @YouthLinkScot) and Children in Scotland (Twitter:@cisweb | Instagram: @ChildreninScotland)

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