Young Highlanders are being given the chance to tell SNP ministers what they think needs to be done to improve educational attainment.
Education Secretary Angela Constance and her colleagues are holding a Children and Young People’s Regional Summit in Inverness on March 23 to co-inside with a meeting of the Scottish cabinet.
SNP ministers claim they want to ensure that children and young people were at the heart of decisions which affect them and their education.
The event at the Ironworks between 11am-2pm is open to youngsters aged 11-18.
Schools are invited to bring up to five children or young people per school, from year groups P7 to S6 alongside a supporting adult.
Ms Constance said: “To make Scotland the best place to learn we need to listen to the experiences and opinions of our young people.
“I know there is a very strong spirit of engagement among young people across Scotland and in Inverness, I look forward to hearing about issues of interest.
“This government has been very clear that improving educational attainment is a key priority for us.
“Young people will have important opinions on what is happening and what needs to happen to improve attainment.”
Ms Constance said youngsters who take part in the summit would have an opportunity to directly influence the shaping of a programme to celebrate the lives of young people in 2018.