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Olympic organisers celebrate London 2012 Young Leaders

YoungLeadersYoung people from Aberdeen, Hull and London have celebrated their participation in the London 2012 Young Leaders Programme at an event at the British Museum.

London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) chair Seb Coe and Olympian Jonathan Edwards joined the young people at the event marking the two-year development scheme.

Through the Young Leaders Programme, London 2012 is giving a group of young people the chance to make a positive change to their lives and their communities, culminating in volunteering roles during the Games.

The programme launched in January 2010 and has seen the Young Leaders take part in a two-year training programme designed to improve their inter-personal, communication and leadership skills.

Said Seb Coe, "As part of our original bid for London 2012, we made a commitment to deliver a programme that would engage and inspire young people. It is hugely encouraging to see these young people graduate from the Young Leaders Programme today.

"Through creating a programme that encourages positive change not just to individuals, but also their communities, we are delivering on inspiring young people to be part of London 2012."

Added Katie Lowe, a Young Leader from Aberdeen, "The prospect of being involved in London 2012 as a Games Maker is so exciting and I'm really looking forward to putting all the things we've learnt as Young Leaders into practice when I'm meeting spectators from all around the world."