Pupils from primary schools across Ceredigion were recently awarded certificates in recognition for their achievements as Bronze Young Ambassadors (BYA) for 2018.

The Young Ambassador programme, delivered by Ceredigion Actif, aims to empower and inspire young people to become leaders through sport and help encourage their peers to become hooked on keeping fit.

The Young Ambassador leadership pathway begins at Bronze level, which starts in years five and six at primary school and progresses in secondary school with the levels - Sports Crew, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

107 pupils took part in the programme this year, covering all primary schools across the county. All BYA’s initially receive a full day’s training, which includes Disability Inclusion Training, from Ceredigion’s Active Young People team. The training provides necessary foundation skills to ensure the young ambassadors can run inclusive extra-curricular clubs and promote other initiatives designed to get young people fit and healthy.

Alwyn Davies, Active Young People Manager, said, “Congratulations to all the young leaders who took part in the Young Ambassador programme this year and for the dedication and enthusiasm they all gave towards encouraging pupils within their school to become more active in a fun and engaging way.”

Councillor Catrin Miles, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Leisure Services said, “I’m very proud of the achievements made by the Bronze Young Ambassadors in their schools this year, they are role models for physical education and have promoted the positive values of sport, well done to you all.”

There are 41 Silver and Gold Young Ambassadors, from years 10, 11 and 12 who currently deliver sessions in all secondary schools across Ceredigion and there are 12 Young Leaders involved with the Inclusive Leadership Programme, ‘Play Unified’.