A fiery paper on the inability of many people to obey simple rules to protect the countryside won for its author – Bethia Pearson of NatureScot – the Scotland Young Thinker of the Year title at the Spring Young Scotland Programme. James Adam (Home Office) was runner-up, Jane Clough (SASA) and Ashleigh McWilliam (Scottish Water) were highly commended, and Lori Hanlon (Food Standards Scotland) was commended. A lively Group Challenge session on the final afternoon gave rise to lots of laughter mixed with the serious points being made at its core. Click here for photos.
The last week in April saw us in Lancaster for the first Young England and Wales Programme of 2023. At the end of three lively and illuminating days, Emily Sprigg from Homes England took the England and Wales Young Thinker of the Year 2023 title. Civil Service delegates took the runner-up title and one of the commended awards, Rosa Payne from Homes England was highly commended and Josie Gold from the Pension Protection Fund took the other commended award.
We are now looking forward to the Young Ireland Programme which will take place in June. The next Young England and Wales Programme will be held in September. Click here for brochure and booking form.