Report on SCEN Youth Summit

The SCEN China Youth Summit at Gleneagles on 12 November, known as the G50 after the 50 schools, universities and other organisations represented and in memory of the famous G8 Summit held at Gleneagles in 2005 was an inspiring day for all those who attended the event.

The objective of the day were clear

  • to bring together young people to experience Gleneagles in its international context
  • to promote the importance of learning about China and learning Chinese
  • to link Scottish and Chinese education, culture and business
  • Whilst there was an array of influential and important attendees, the contributions from students were perhaps the most impressive element of the programme content.

Dr Judith McClure, convenor of SCEN and a tireless ambassador for the study of CHina and Chinese in Scottish schools is currently working on the `G50 Declaration` which will summarise the views and recommendations of those lucky enough to attend. G50 is the working title given to reflect the 50 schools, universities and other organisations in attendance at this memorable event.

The Confucius Institute for Scotland arranged to record the day through photographs and a video. To view the images please visit the download link and input the case sensitive password SCEN2012.