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Posted on 31.05.18

TEDxYouth@Glasgow opens minds

First ever TEDxYouth Glasgow event inspires Scotland’s young people to discover their full potential in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018.

Today (Thursday 31 May) saw a sell-out crowd of almost 2,500 gather at Glasgow’s SEC Armadillo to enjoy a range of thought-provoking, motivational speakers at Scotland’s first ever standalone TEDxYouth@Glasgow event.

Developed in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young 2018, the event inspired young attendees aged 12-26 to step out of their comfort zone, explore new revolutionary ideas and discover their full potential under the ‘Open Mind’ theme.

Over 60 schools and youth organisations attended from across Scotland, from Dumfries & Galloway to Aberdeenshire. 400 pupils from S1-S6 were able to attend through the Glasgow City Council Employment & Skills Partnership Team.

The event also provided a range of collaborative opportunities for young people to play a key role as co-designers in the development and delivery of today’s successful event. At the heart of the event were a number of Glasgow Clyde College students who played a leading role working in partnership with the TEDxGlasgow team to shape the content, develop an engaging programme and implement the wide-ranging activities on offer throughout the day.

Ahead of National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), a team of over 100 enthusiastic volunteers who benefited from skills development and on-the-job event management experience were also on hand to ensure the smooth running of today’s event.

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