9/11 National Schools Competition is back for 2013

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The 9/11 London Project National Schools Competition is back for 2013 and is once again offering students aged 14-16 the chance to win a trip to New York this September (8-12th), which includes a visit to the 9/11 Memorial.

To enter, your student must write an original, creative and thoughtful 1200 word (approx.) essay or create a short film (3-5 minutes, under 75mb) that answersone of the following two questions:

How Did 9/11 Change the World?


Why and How Would You Keep the Memory of 9/11 Alive in the UK?

The winner will be chosen by an expert judging panel which includes Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre and Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey CBE, historian and broadcaster Simon Schama CBE, BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson CBE and Director, the Institute of Education, London University, Professor Chris Husbands.

The website also has some engaging HistoryCitizenshipREEnglish & Drama and Art & Design resources based around the events of 9/11. These thought provoking resources are great to create lessons around as well as being a fantastic way to stimulate your students' minds before entering the competition.

Entries must be in by 5pm on 31st May 2013.

For more details on the competition (including the judging criteria) and the charity, visit the 9/11 London Project website.

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