Thought Of The Week - Age

Theme: Age


“Youth has no age.”

  • Pablo Picasso



We are often told we are too young to do certain things, or to take responsibility or to lead. We are longing for those times when we are older and able to do some many more things in society. Malala Yousafzai became famous at 11 years old when she began speaking out against injustices. Mary Shelley wrote the novel “Frankenstein” when she was 18. Mozart wrote his first symphony at 8 years old.  More than half of the world’s population is below the age of 30, so we can’t let age be a factor whether we lead or not.

  • Young people have a voice. Look into the impact of the British Youth Council and what they have been up to.
  • Do you think you have a voice in your school/community/country?
  • Think about what you want to achieve. We all need to take time to learn and make mistakes but are you stopping yourself because you are too young?