Download our new Malala Youth Voice resources

17th September, 2015

We're pleased to announce that our new Malala Youth Voice resources are available to download. This programme of resources has been designed to accompany the cinema release of HE NAMED ME MALALA on November 6th.

Developed with National Schools Partnership, the Malala Youth Voice programme uses the inspirational story of Malala to enable young people across the UK to develop their own confidence, public speaking and campaigning skills, inspiring them to become active citizens who speak up on the issues that matter the most to them.

Download our Malala Youth Voice resources now

Aimed at Key Stage 3-5 (or equivalent), this cross-curricular programme will help bring citizenship, PSHE, English and media studies learning to life for students aged 13-19 in a unique way that will excite and engage.

Our Malala Youth Voice resources include:

- Teacher notes
- Flexible lesson and assembly plans, along with supporting activities and PowerPoints
- Full curriculum links
- Student toolkit with top tips and guidance on the stages involved in creating a campaign, including:
--- Background on Malala's campaign
--- Creating a campaign manifesto
--- Messaging and public speaking
--- Social media and filmmaking top tips guide to help promote campaign messages


As part of our HE NAMED ME MALALA activities, students aged 13-19 can enter our Malala Youth Voice competition, giving them the chance to lend their voice to Malala's campaign, or to speak out on an issue that they are passionate about.

Simply make a short campaign film, between 6-60 seconds long, upload it to our Malala Youth Voice gallery, and then encourage your friends and family to take up your cause and vote for your film on the site. You can even share them on social media to help spread your campaign!

The film submission deadline is 5pm November 13th, but the voting deadline is Midday November 20th.

The ten films with the most votes will then go to the judges, who will pick an eventual winner.

Visit the link below to find further details on this competition, view sample entires, and access a downloadable toolkit to help you with your films.

Enter our Malala Youth Voice competition

The overall winner will receive:

--- A trip to London (including a 2 night stay) for a private and exclusive screening at 20th Century Fox HQ in Soho Square
--- iPad Air 2 64GB with Wi-Fi
--- Copies of Malala's book for everyone in the winning student's class
--- Exclusive Fox DVD bundle

2 x Runners-up will receive:

--- iPad Air 2 64GB with Wi-Fi
--- A copy of Malala's inspiring book

To be eligible, your entries must be submitted before 5pm November 20th.

About the film

HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (Malala turned 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls' education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient TruthWaiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl's life - from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

"One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world." - Malala

HE NAMED ME MALALA is in cinemas November 6.

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