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Theme:Olympic Paralympic Legacy ยป

Date: May, 2010 Views: 2039

Modern Pentathlon World Cup 2010

What we wanted to do

Create an opportunity for our older Silver Ambassadors to experience a world class event and witness the PRIDE values being demonstrated first hand by World Class Athletes and the organising team.

What we did

We organised for seven Year 11 & 12 Young Ambassadors to be part of a volunteering team for the Modern Pentathlon World Cup hosted at the Medway Park.

The Young Ambassadors role was to work very closely with Pentathlon GB and the World Cup athletes in a variety of tasks both at Cobham Hall (athletes accomodation) and at the actual event held at Medway Park.

What impact did it have for the children involved?

They were given the opportunity to hone their leadership and volunteering skills by acting as meet and greet officials at Cobham Hall helping the athletes to check their equipment in and settle into their rooms. They also helped prepare welcome packs and notice boards and helped in the evening with dinner service. During the actual event some of the volunteers went over to Medway Park to lend their services there and got the chance to see some of the athletes in action.On the final Sunday there was more work to be done in setting up for the end of event party which was a grand affair with food, live band and disco and dancing into the small hours. Volunteers were invited to join the athletes and enjoyed being part of the fun and teaching the Egyptian athletes how to dance!

Did the work lead to any differences within the school?

The feedback from the organisers was extremely positive, the volunteers worked willingly and tirelessly and their efforts were very much appreciated.The volunteers definitely enjoyed the week and gained a great deal from the experience.  The Young Ambassadors were personally congratulated by Peter Hart, Cheif Executive for Pentathlon GB which has been passed on to their Headteachers to raise their YA profile within their own school and hopefuly to inspire younger ambassadors to take up similar opportunities in the future.

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