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Young people are an essential part of our international network. Fifty percent of the Commonwealth is aged 25 or under and the skills, innovation and creativity of these young people represent an incredible opportunity in which we believe the Commonwealth must invest.

At the Royal Commonwealth Society, we work with educationalists, students and youth leaders from across the 53 Commonwealth nations to try and help realise the potential of our growing youth population.

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33Fifty The Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme

The programme is an inspiring four day course for one hundred 18-25 year olds from across the Commonwealth. The programme will form part of the international legacy of next year’s Glasgow Games and will similarly form part of the Gold Coast 2018 programme. Read more.

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Commonwealth Essay Competition 2014

Run by the RCS since 1883, the Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest and largest schools’ international writing competition. It provides a platform for young people to compete with their peers in a truly global environment. To more information, including topics, rules and prizes click here.

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Commonwealth School Enterprise Challenge

The Commonwealth School Enterprise Challenge for young people who want to make a difference in the world. Find out more.

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SuperSchools - Jubilee Time Capsule

The Jubilee Time Capsule was the biggest digital Diamond Jubilee project. It celebrated stories - larger and small - from across the Commonwealth during HM Queen Elizabeth II's Headship of the Association. Discover more.

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