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#AspirationalAdvice - Schools Twitter Competition


Since January the Young Academy of Scotland and partner organisations across Scotland have been running an #AspirationalAdvice campaign on social media. This campaign has been asking all Scots to share a piece of advice to young people that will help them aim high, dream big, lift their aspirations and achieve their hopes and goals. These bits of advice have then been photographed and the images shared on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag: #AspirationalAdvice.

The campaign will run up until the start of Scottish school exams on 25 April and has had contributions from well-known Scots such as Nicola Sturgeon and Heather ‘the Weather’ Reid as well some great contributions from academics, sports stars and professionals.

Now, as this campaign reaches its final weeks, the Young Academy will be offering schools the opportunity to choose their favourite pieces of advice and have a chance to win up to £50 in revision book prizes kindly donated by Leckie & Leckie.

To give your class the chance to win, choose your favourite piece of #AspirationalAdvice. Then, in reply to the tweet or Facebook post, say why you like this piece of advice the best. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #AAComp so that our judges can find your entry!

Entries will be accepted up until midnight on 10 April, and the winners shall be announced after the holidays.


UPDATE: please note the extended deadline for this competition - now 10 April.

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