Going For Gold

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Written by Young Scot on in Strathclyde and West

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There is a common misconception that young people in Scotland are unhealthy, lazy and unmotivated. This may be the case for some, but it is certainly not the case when it comes to Aimee Alexander and Gemma Gillan.

These two young people inspire other young people to get involved in sport and physical activity. They are well known and respected in their community for the impact the have made in the lives of others and they are an inspiration to many.

As Active Schools workers, they give up their time to help others.  They are both ambassadors for the Olympics and Commonwealth games through the Youth Sport Trust and Young Scot.

As well as giving up two days a week to volunteer, they are also full time students.

In amongst the stereotypes of young people, sitting in dark rooms, playing videos games every hour of the day and eating junk food, this story shines as a positive example of what Scotland’s young people are really involved in. These young people are an example to us all and they, and others like them deserve to be celebrated instead of tarnishing everyone with the same brush!

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