Sign up for a World Heritage Youth Summit

Friday 16 October 2015

Young people in Wales still have a week to register to attend the World Heritage Youth Summit in Blaenavon

World Heritage Youth Summit 2015

World Heritage Youth Summit 2015

The summit, which takes place from October 20 – 22, will welcome youth representatives from across the UK to learn more about the importance of world heritage.

They will have an opportunity to explore the historical landscape of Blaenavon, visiting sites of global importance such as Big Pit and the Blaenavon Ironworks, debate global heritage, and attend a conference dinner and disco.

Those wishing to attend must register a group of two to six young people aged between 13 – 17 (or 25 if in special education) before September 21. They must also submit a piece of creative artwork or media before September 25 which addresses the question, “What is the value of world heritage to you?”

Attendees will receive two night’s free accommodation for themselves plus one adult, food, all activities at the summit, and a goody bag and t-shirt.

Ashleigh Taylor, Torfaen heritage officer, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people in Wales to fly the flag for our World Heritage Sites to the rest of the UK.

“Not only will the young people learn more about the global importance of World Heritage Sites, it will help them to understand how heritage can be used as a powerful tool for change in their own communities.”

For more information and to register visit the Visit Blaenavon website.