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

Next Wednesday, 100 children and young people will be heading to the first-ever FMQT for children and young people and we can’t wait! But even if you’re not attending the event, there are lots of ways to get involved...

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.

Find out more on our dedicated FMQT Next Generation page.

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 14th 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. 

Keep an eye on both YouthLink Scotland’s and Children in Scotland’s websites which will be updated with links to the videos when they become available.

2. Run an interactive activity

We have created 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? Take a look at our suggestions below:

  1. Get in touch with your local MSP or MSYP

  2. Attend your local community council

  3. Get in touch with your local councillor

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).

How ever you get involved in FMQT Next Generation, let us know what you get up to 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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