As part of Britain’s chairmanship of the G8 group of countries, we thought it would be interesting here in France to ask young, secondary school pupils what they thought were the really big issues facing our world.

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So we invited three schools to have their pupils write a letter, in English, to David Cameron telling him what they thought about the future. We will be announcing the results on the 21st of November, and you will be able to follow that on our social media channels.

We’ve had all sort of fascinating responses – many of them in very, very good English and covering a whole range of subjects that are of concern to young people.

Poverty, unemployment, economic pressures, climate change. They want lots of ways for improving life for the future, for themselves and their families. We’re going to pick out the very best and have prizes for them at a gathering in the Residence this week.

I can tell you that British ministers have taken a particular interest in this and there will be some surprises to unveil – so stay tuned to our social networking sites!

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A project in partnership with the French Education Ministry and the British Council France.

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