On Friday 7th March 2014, primary schools across Brent attended a Young Ambassadors event at Wembley Stadium. The event was organised by the Kingsbury High School Sports Partnership and Capital City Academy.
The Young Ambassador programme was set up by the Youth Sports Trust and seeks to develop young leaders and volunteers by providing them with the responsibility of being an ambassador for PE and school sport. Friday’s event was to train primary school Bronze Ambassadors and was led by secondary school Gold Ambassadors. The Gold Ambassadors were from Kingsbury High School, Capital City Academy and the Jewish Free School.
The Year 5 ambassadors enjoyed a guided tour around Wembley Stadium followed by a day of leadership, team building and physical activities in and around the Learning Zone. Guest speaker Casey Stoney, England and Team GB Ladies Football Captain, delivered an inspiring presentation and later joined the ambassadors out on the 5-a-side pitch.
Gold Ambassador and Kingsbury High School student, Sakthy Uthayakumar, aged 15 said “I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. It was eye opening to see how many ambassadors there are and I’m proud to see that even after we go off to different colleges and universities these ambassadors will continue to thrive.
To me, being an ambassador means a variety of things. It’s not something that I enjoy just because I can put it on my CV, but because I can help solve problems such as a lack of participation in sports. I feel privileged to be a part of it.”
The primary school ambassadors will be using their newly found skills to set up Change 4 Life clubs at their schools.
The attending primary schools were St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School, Braintcroft Primary School, Uxendon Manor Primary School, Wembley Primary School, Wykeham Primary School, St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School, Oakington Manor Primary School, Princess Frederica Church of England Primary School, Mitchell Brook Primary School and St Mary Magdalen Catholic Junior School.