They are two of Dundee’s top sports ambassadors, rubbing shoulders with Scotland’s best athletes.
Braeview Academy pupils Shannon Brady, 17, and Amy Wright, 15, take part in every school sport going and they inspire others to get involved, too.
Yesterday the pair represented their school at a Perth conference for young ambassadors, where they met Olympic gold medallist in canoeing, Tim Baillie.
They were also mentored by swimmer Corrie Scott, who won bronze at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, wheelchair racer Megan Dawson-Farrell and hockey champion Ailsa Wylie.
Now the Tele’s £10,000 school sports equipment giveaway, as part of the Sport in Schools campaign, is set to help young stars like Shannon and Amy continue their achievements. To win a share, all you need to do is collect the tokens at the back of the paper the more you collect, the bigger share of the cash each school gets.
Speaking after the conference, Shannon said: “I’m quite involved with the PE department at school. Every time there’s an event on, such as a swimming gala or a sports day, I volunteer to help. I also do jujitsu. Sport is really important to keep fit, as well as to have good mindset.”
Young Ambassadors is a programme for young people in school between the ages of 14 and 17. Their role is to motivate and inspire other young people to get involved in sport.
Two ambassadors from each secondary school in Dundee attended the conference in Perth, where they took part in workshops to generate ideas for promoting sports, fundraising and improving leadership.
Amy said: “At school I take part in swimming, gymnastics, basketball, trampolining and running. Outside of school I also do ice skating. I’m always involved in sports events at school and I think it’s great to be able to inform other young people about what’s going on.”
To help your school provide its pupils with more opportunities to follow a healthy lifestyle and have the chance to try new sports, all you have to do is collect tokens printed in the Tele every day during September and hand them in to your child’s school.