Students competition

Italian Ministry of Education launches a “Music against Child Labour” competition open to all 14-18 year old secondary school students

The competition will involve secondary school students in educational activities, based on the methods of ILO-IPEC’s SCREAM programme and of the Media Education for Development (MED) association.

News | 17 December 2013
In November 2013, the Italian Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the ILO and the Media Education for Development (MED) association, launched a national level competition to support the ILO’s Music against Child Labour Initiative. The “Music against Child Labour” competition will involve secondary school students in educational activities, based on the methods of ILO-IPEC’s SCREAM programme (Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media) and of MED. A series of “webinars”, open to participating schools, will provide them with guidance on these and other materials they can use. Each school will be invited to submit a short film, documentary, commercial, etc. combining images and music to bring their message about child labour to a wider audience.

Entries will be reviewed first by regional Technical Committees, with a final selection made nationally by the Ministry of Education and a Popular Jury of students from participating schools. Two schools, one selected by the Technical Committees, the second by the Popular Jury, will win awards, and educational materials, and their videos will be published on the websites of the Ministry of Education, the ILO and MED. The students will then be invited to present their videos at an event in Rome to mark the 2014 World Day against Child Labour.

Parallel to the competition and supported by Composer Paolo Marzocchi and violinist Danusha Waskiewicz, the students of the “Farnesina” special music secondary school in Rome will experiment in composing instrumental pieces for orchestra and small ensembles. The piece will be performed at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome to mark the World Day against Child Labour 2014.

More information is available on the ILO Rome Office website.