Contact Us Sitemap
Leicestershire Young Ambassador Japan Conference

On the 3rd of July 2019, 180 pupils from 10 schools in Leicestershire took part in the Leicestershire Young Ambassador Japan Conference held at the University of Leicester. This event was to mark the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as to celebrate the links between sports and culture.

The pupils had a busy day full of activities, including taiko drumming, Japanese language, radio exercises, origami, dancing and even more!

Perhaps the most exciting part of the day was when the pupils were able to talk to an aspiring Paralympian: Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby team member, Nick Cummins. They also met his coach, Rob Tarr, a former Paralympian and assistant coach for GBWR. It was an unmissable opportunity for the pupils to meet people who are deeply involved in sports and understand how sport opens doors to so many things, including experiencing other cultures through international tournaments.

The pupils who took part in the conference will carry on preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games by taking part in and organising activities that continue the themes of culture and sport.

This event would not have been possible without the cooperation and support of multiple organisations and individuals. We would like to thank all the enthusiastic pupils and teachers who took part. We would also like to thank Fleckney C of E Primary School, Little Bowden Primary School, the University of Leicester, Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby and the Japan Society.

We hope that other schools are encouraged to celebrate the run-up to the 2020 Games through sport and culture.



Supported by: