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Addressing the Scottish Parliament

Date Posted: 23/03/2015 | Posted In: Latest news

Lauren Baillie, a student at QE, is the Lions’ Young Ambassador for the North of England and Scotland. In her Ambassador’s role she was recently invited to the Scottish Parliament to speak to the assembly about her work with the Lions.

Lions is a volunteer programme where people help in their local communities, organising events and projects to benefit all ages. Lauren was selected as a Young Ambassador for the work she does with her Taekwondo Club, promoting the sport within the locality and, specifically, for the links she has forged with local schools.

QE Sports Development Co-ordinator, Paul Carroll comments:

“It was an accolade for Lauren to be invited to the Scottish Parliament and an experience she will remember all her life.  She is thoroughly enjoying her involvement with the Lions and is leaning such a lot.  Lauren is a brilliant sports leader and a positive role model for other young people – we are extremely proud of her achievements!’

Lauren, who lives in Barnard Castle, is studying A Levels in PE, Science and Art at QE. In the autumn she will progress to University to fulfill her ambition to become a PE Teacher or Sports Coach.