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21 March, 2005

Guide to the law wins TES Book of the Year award

The Young Citizen's Passport Scotland has won the Times Educational Supplement ‘Educational Book for the Year’ Award 2005. "Every pupil leaving school should be given this”, said the judges.

Young Citizen’s Passport Scotland, written by the Citizenship Foundation, was announced as the “excellent” winner of the Times Educational Supplement Scotland and the Saltire Society ‘Educational Book of the Year’ annual awards on Friday March 18th.

The pocket-sized guide to the law provides invaluable and succinct advice on a wide range of issues including Scottish law, the police, work, training and money.

The judges deemed the book “original and important” and stated that “every pupil leaving school should be given this.”

The award was bestowed for the publication’s ‘immense contribution to social education’, as well as its attractive format designed by Nomad Graphique.

"We are delighted to have been honoured with this prestigious award," said Tony Thorpe, the book's main author.

"Our aim," he said, "has been to make the resource specifically relevant for young people in Scotland, providing them with bite-sized relevant information about everyday life.”

Young Citizen’s Passport Scotland is based on the Citizenship Foundation's award winning Young Citizen’s Passport for England and Wales, first published in 1994. The book is aimed at young people, youth workers and teachers with a special teachers' resource also available (www.teachcitizenship.co.uk).

A Northern Ireland version is also available.


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