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Denbigh student becomes 'Young Ambassador'

8 October 2007

Denbigh High School Student Mahzabbin Hussain (pictured centre) has been chosen to join the Young Ambassadors programme to champion sport in the build up to London 2012.

Now in its second year, the Young Ambassador programme, which is run by the Youth Sport Trust, will see thousands of 14-18 year olds across the UK being recruited as role models to their peers and increase sports participation and healthy living in the run up to London 2012 and beyond.

Since achieving Sports College Status in 2005 Denbigh High School has been involved in a wide range of initiatives that have benefited students and the local community. Denbigh also runs a number of mentoring initiatives where students coach younger children from local schools. Denbigh's extensive facilities have also meant that it has become a real hub for sporting activities in Luton.

Each year, School Sport Partnerships across England recruit two young people to take on the role of Young Ambassador for two years. In their first year, they work in their local communities championing sport and the ethos and values of the Olympic and Paralympic movement. In the second year they take on a mentoring role with the new Young Ambassador intake.

Last year's Young Ambassadors enjoyed an incredibly diverse 12 months, including giving primary school assemblies, travelling to Thailand and South Africa to organise community festivals and writing blogs for the official London 2012 website.