P163 Teletext 163 Nov13 21:06:11       —————————————————————————————————  STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!  If you think Parliament's all about middle-aged men and women in stuff9 grey suits, you're wrong! Next May, Parliament could be overrun by youngsters like yourself, thanks to a new Government initiative — the Children's Parliament on the Environment. To find out how you can take part and what good could come out of such an office, read on... ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— by Bernadette Carroll FULL GREEN SCENE INDEX p160 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Nov13 21:00:10       —————————————————————————————————  STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!  Year Six pupils (10 and 11-year-olds) from all regions are challenged to take part in essay and debating competitions which will culminate in a Children's Parliament in May 1999. Six winners from each region will lead a debate in the House of Commons Chamber at Granada Studios and be given the chance to grill ministers. Ten of the children will present their action plans to the Prime Minister. ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Fun and Games 150 Bamboozle 152 CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Nov13 21:05:11       —————————————————————————————————  STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!  The theme of the Children's Parliament is sustainable development. The project has two purposes — firstly to promote understanding of the environment and ways in which we can protect it. Secondly, it aims to ensure everyone, and that includes children, takes an active role in the democratic process and understands their responsibilities, duties and rights as a citizen. ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— Land on Planet Sound 480 GREEN TV TODAY AND TOMORROW p165 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Nov13 21:05:07       —————————————————————————————————  STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!  Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, who launched the national Children's Parliament on the Environment, says: "Children everywhere care passionately about the environment. "I have been struck by their concern, their enthusiasm and their determination to do something about it. "The Children's Parliament invites youngsters to have their say and make a difference to the world we live in." ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Your Total Entertainment guide 400 TODAY'S BIG ISSUE p161 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Nov13 21:07:12       —————————————————————————————————  STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!  Education Secretary David Blunkett believes it is only right that young people have a say on the state of our planet, reasoning adults "hold Earth in trust for future generations". He says: "The Children's Parliament will help bring democracy to life. "Ultimately, it will provide young people with the opportunity to have their voices heard at the highest level when winners meet the Prime Minister." ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Are you ready for the year 2000? 106 WHAT'S ON IN THE GREEN WORLD? p165 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Nov13 21:02:00       —————————————————————————————————  STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!  Project packs will be sent to all schools registering for the Children's Parliament free of charge. The packs include notes for teachers, development of debating skills and how to formulate an action plan. If you'd like your school to take part, ask your teacher to contact a project coordinator at the Children's Parliament on the Environment on 01222 874 997. ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— e-mail: greenscene@teletext.co.uk WRITE TO: GREEN SCENE, PO BOX 297, LONDON SW6 1XT. FAX:0171 386 5618 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140