Budding young journalists will have the chance to fulfil their ambitions thanks to a special international environmental programme.
The Young Reporters for the Environment is being run in Scotland by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful and is aimed at people aged between 11 and 21.
Coming to Angus and Tayside for the first time it was launched at Grove Academy earlier this week.
It encourages young reporters to investigate and report on environmental issues, propose solutions and then publish a report, either in traditional print, photographic or video platforms.
Dugald MacGilp, development officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful said: “This is a fantastic new programme which will achieve the dual goals of raising environmental awareness and helping young people in Tayside develop a range of life skills.
“At Keep Scotland Beautiful, we’re very excited to be delivering this programme, which is going to complement our Eco-Schools programme, which is strong here in Tayside with over 250 schools involved.”
Helping to launch the programme were Grove pupils Lisa McGregor and Ben Finnie who will report on a forthcoming exchange trip with their partner school in Kenya.
Lisa said: “I think this is going to be a life-changing experience. I want to be able to tell people about it. Young Reporters will be a great opportunity to do this.”
Ben added: “I want to experience how they appreciate life and school differently to us and to have the chance to tell people about what I get out of it.”
For more information visit http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/sustainable-development-education/young-reporters-for-the-environment/