We are very proud to tell you that Year 12 pupil Angharad Stokes has been nominated for ‘Youth Ambassador of the month.’ Angharad is a part of the AYPD (Active Young Peoples Department) and the Girls Network in Bridgend, she has been a youth ambassador since 2012. We had a few quick questions for Angharad following her nomination.
Hiya Angharad! Congratulations on your nomination, tell us what you do as a YA at school and in the community?
AS: As a gold ambassador, I stay and help after school with the ‘only girls allowed club’ which has been a really big success. Around 50-60 of year 7-9 pupils attend the club on a weekly basis. I have to deliver sessions as part of the AYPD, including workshops with VIP’s, partner’s and year 7 pupils. I’m a really big lover of sport and so I always encourage young people to participate, sharing in the important message of being physically active.
What has been your favourite moment as a YA so far?
AS: There have been some brilliant moments since becoming a YA. I really enjoyed being part of the team that made a successful bid for the funding of the ‘Girls Network Conference’ in July. As part of this bid we had to work on delivering a presentation where I verbally presented to a panel of judges at the CGI in London. This has been my favourite moment to date and I was extremely proud to be asked to represent the school and AYPD with two other pupils from Maesteg School. I have gained so much confidence in my role as a YA, I’ve really enjoyed this opportunity.
Do you have any sporting heroes Angharad?
AS: I’ve loved watching rugby union since a young age, so my sporting hero would have to be Jamie Roberts. I am very inspired by how he is studying to be a doctor alongside his professional rugby career. I also adore Shane Williams who I was lucky enough to meet on Scrum V! I aspire to be as successful as my role models to succeed both practically and academically.
Some great choices there Angharad! Tell us what you are hoping to accomplish in your time as a YA?
AS: As a YA, I hope to set an example to other young people and I really hope to see a greater number of them taking part in sport, which I believe will help them lead a healthier and more fulfilling life. I know that being a member of the AYPD will be an excellent addition on my CV and college application. With the support of my Physical Education faculty and AYPD I hope to gain experience that will compliment and allow me to follow my chosen career pathway.
That’s fantastic Angharad! We look forward to learning about how you get on, do let us know…