"It is really important to offer young people a forum to debate the issues they care about - and the rest of us need to listen. Schools Questions and Answers provides just this opportunity."

Jonathan Dimbleby
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  • Get Involved

    Getting involved in Schools Questions and Answers is easy. The project uses the format of BBC ONE's Question Time and BBC Radio 4's Any Questions? as the basis for learning key citizenship life skills and political literacy.

    Each year the six winning schools get the opportunity to host a BBC programme from their school - either a Radio 4 broadcast of Any Questions? or a BBC Schools Q&A Webcast. Applications are now open for 2011/2012.

    Free teaching resources are available all year round to download and we run free Teacher Training days across the UK in Sept/Oct.

  • Free Resource Pack

    Download Citizenship resources on hard to teach topics such as Parliament, Politics and Citizenship.

    Politics and Parliament Toolkit
  • Timetable

    Read about the different stages of the Challenge, watch the videos from this year’s finalists and see what events are taking place around the UK.

    SQT 2009-2010 Winners!
  • Application Form

    Entries for Schools Questions and Answers Challenge 2011-12 are now closed.

    How to Enter the Challenge