Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

20 Feb 2020

YGN Speaking Competition sees Cumbria’s young talent set out powerful solutions to halt climate change

How would you halt climate change? What would be your solution to powering the next generation of transport in the UK?How about the makeup of the 2050 energy mix?

 These were the three questions posed to nine talented 14-18 year olds Cumbrians at the inaugural NI YGN Young Persons’ Speaking Competition, which took place at the National College for Nuclear.

Sophie Zienkiewicz, co-organiser of the NI YGN Young Persons’ Speaking Competition 2020 said that the event was aimed at enthusing the next generation of leaders about the role they can play in driving the world towards a more sustainable future, while giving them the opportunity to develop their public speaking skills.

The finalists turned conventional thinking on its head, with ideas like thorium-powered cars and futuristic architecture which incorporates a range of plastic-free, eco friendly materials.

Sellafield Ltd, the National Nuclear Laboratory and Wood Nuclear actively recognise the importance of local partnerships and offered a range of prizes to the winners. These ranged from tailored work experience, to financial support with a short course or academic resources, to guidance with career aspirations or CV writing.

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Examples of the entries received for the NI YGN Young Persons’ Speaking Competition.