Young Ambassadors meet with Education Minister
A group of Youth Sport Trust Young Ambassadors have met with Tim Loughton MP, Minister for Children and Families, to discuss the work of the Ambassadors and their role in delivering a sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Eleven members of the UK Young Ambassadors Steering Group attended the meeting and updated the Minister on their work to encourage greater participation in sport in their schools and local communities. Members of the group also shared their experiences of carrying the Olympic Torch and volunteering at the Sainsbury's 2012 School Games in May.
The Young Ambassadors programme has utilised the excitement of London 2012 to engage more young people than ever before. In the last two years over 10,000 Young Ambassadors have been trained and are acting as role models, developing their own skills and inspiring other young people to take part in sport and PE. The UK Young Ambassadors Steering Group includes representatives from across the Young Ambassador movement and has recently recruited 11 new members, all selected for their exceptional work in their local school and community.
Jordan Duckitt, Chair of the UK Steering Group, said "It was great to meet with the Minister and keep him up to date on the fantastic work being done by Young Ambassadors around the country. With the Olympics and Paralympics just around the corner, thousands of Young Ambassadors are working to inspire other young people to take up sport".
The Young Ambassador programme is managed by the Youth Sport Trust working in partnership with: adidas; LOCOG; Department for Education; Department for Culture, Media and Sport; Sport Wales; sportscotland; Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure in Northern Ireland; British Olympic Foundation; and the British Paralympic Association.