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Final call for 9/11 National Schools Competition entries

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by gailrobinson, May 8, 2012.

  1. The 9/11 National Schools Competition offers six UK pupils the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to New York. The trip will coincide with the 2012 anniversary of the September 11th attacks and they will be among some of the first UK school pupils to visit the 9/11 memorial site in New York.
    To enter, students need to submit an essay or original video content tackling the question, ‘How did 9/11 change the world?'
    The competition has already attracted support from leading figures in film, broadcast and education. Film producer Lord David Puttnam and historian Simon Schama CBE have signed up to the competition judging panel.
    Lee Ielpi, a former fire-fighter and President of the September 11th Families' Association has also pledged his support for the competition. Having played an integral role in organising the prize winners' New York schedule, Ielpi says:
    "The six winners will have a wonderful and unique experience in New York City, where they will participate in 9/11 anniversary events in New York, meet with people deeply impacted by the events including New York Firefighters, and attend a local school ceremony acknowledging the anniversary."
    The competition is designed to raise awareness for the 9/11 Education Programme, which was launched in September 2011 to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
    The new education programme provides student with a better understanding of the events surrounding 9/11. T
    The deadline for competition entries is June 1st 2012. There will be one winning video entry and one winning essay entry, along with two runners-up for each category

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