Last call to get your entries in for the Chance to be Chancellor competition!
The deadline for Chance to be Chancellor 2010 is Friday 26th February. This is the third year of the competition from the Citizenship Foundation’s Paying for it programme, run in partnership with Aviva. With the Budget taking place in March it is an exciting time to challenge young people (aged 14-19) to take on the role of the Chancellor and deliver their vision for the future of the economy.
The Chance to be Chancellor competition provides active learning resources that encourage participants to learn about the Government's Budget and the current economic challenges facing the country. Entrants to the competition will then prioritise public spending proposals from the Pre Budget Report and justify their choices to the nation with a Budget speech between 500 and 1000 words.
The winning entry will be published in The Times on or around Budget day and there are many exciting prizes for the winner and runners up. For full details of the competition and to access the resources, register online now at www.payingforit.org.uk or email the Project Officer Robert Geddis.
‘Being the Chancellor is a challenging and exciting job and this competition is a fantastic way for young people to have the opportunity to try it out for themselves. It is a great chance to understand the challenges we face and consider the big choices that we have to make for the country.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP
‘Chance to be Chancellor is a great vehicle for teaching about fiscal policy and the role of government. The materials provided are ideal for engaging students with the difficult choices and trade-offs faced by a government, particularly in the midst of a recession.'
Penny Brooks, Teacher, City of London Freeman's School