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Youth competition draws attention to child poverty solutions

Youth competition draws attention to child poverty solutions
9th May 2014

A nationwide schools competition on solutions to child poverty was launched today by the Anglican Church in Christchurch.

The Big Picture Competition invites young people to convey their thoughts on solutions to child poverty and consider ways to make their communities better.

“Participants must create a big picture showing what kids in their neighbourhood need to be healthy and free from poverty,” competition co-ordinator Kate Day said.

The Big Picture Competition is a chance for students to learn about child poverty and develop citizenship skills.

“By creating a big picture, participants will share their opinions about what helps kids in their neighbourhood thrive.

“Child poverty is on the hearts of many New Zealanders, it is important that young people can learn about solutions and have their voices heard,” Ms Day said.

Child Poverty Action Group and Unicef NZ support the competition being run by Anglican Social Justice. Teaching resources are provided to help teachers approach the competition within a variety of subjects.

Entries will be publicly exhibited. There are more than $5000 in prizes for the winning schools.

Teachers can register at www.thebigpicture.org.nz or by emailing bigpicturecompetition@gmail.com.

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