School pupils offered chance to win table at Michelle Obama dinner

7 June 2018, 05:34

Michelle Obama

Pupils in Scotland are being asked to describe what they would change to help young people succeed, for the chance to attend a dinner with Michelle Obama.

The former US first lady is to visit Edinburgh on July 17 to speak at The Hunter Foundation event.

School pupils have been asked to submit a short essay, video, picture or poem on the theme: "If I ruled Scotland the one thing I'd change to enable more young people to succeed would be ... and why that's so important."

The winner will receive a table of 10 on the night, including an accompanying adult.

Sir Tom Hunter, founder of the foundation, said: "We want to showcase the brightest talent in Scotland and the greatest ideas to support young people to be all they can be - no doubt young people know precisely what's needed but are rarely asked, hence this challenge."

It comes after former US president Barack Obama visited Scotland in May 2017 for a similar event with the foundation, as well as playing a round of golf at St Andrews.

Anyone who is of school age in Scotland can take part in the competition.

Entries should be sent to schools@thehunterfoundation.co.uk by June 22.