Wednesday 28th March 2012
Two teenagers have been rewarded for their dedication to sports reporting with a visit to 10 Downing Street.
Ayesha Taylor and Rob Garland met with Prime Minister David Cameron as part of a celebration of London 2012 Olympic Games youth projects.
The young reporters represented the Supporter To Reporter (S2R) scheme, created by not-for-profit social learning enterprise DigitalMe at the event on March 28.
The scheme, which is free for schools and youth groups to join, aims to give young people confidence and workplace skills by combining sport with social media.
Through the scheme Ayesha, 16, from London, and Rob, 19, from Manchester, have reported on grassroots games and major finals, interviewed sports superstars and local heroes and followed stories around the country.
Their reports, along with those from children taking part in S2R across the country, have been published on the social enterprise's channel on social media platform Radiowaves.
Rob, said: "S2R has been an incredible journey from me. I've had experiences I'll never forget, like interviewing Rio Ferdinand and Freddie Flintoff. It's helped me get on my marketing course at university and taught me that learning can be fun and not all about the teacher knowing it all.
"It's given me employability skills, which everyone is talking about these days. Now I'm a mentor, giving something back, which I should be doing to say thanks."
For more information visit http://www.digitalme.co.uk.