Based in Japan, the Goi Peace Foundation is a public benefit organization supported by members around the world working together to create a culture of peace. Every year they organize an annual essay contest in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world's youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.
The theme of the contest 2017 is ‘Learning from nature’, so your students will have a great opportunity to take full advantage of everything they have learned in their Natural Science lessons. I would like to encourage you to develop this essay writing skill with your students and ask them to take part in this exciting essay-writing contest.
There are two categories: a) children (ages up to 14) and b) youth (ages 15-25). Essays must be 700 words or less and can be written in Spanish, English, German or Japanese.
If you are interested in helping your students to take part in this contest, I have developed a simple document which includes some basic tips on essay writing, a list of connectors in English and a checklist for students that will help them to see if they can improve their essay before sending it.