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Mentors give students sporting inspiration

The Sky Sports Living for Sport programme offers free access to athlete mentors to help pupils use sport to improve their lives. We hear some inspiring stories from its recent annual awards.

As a professional athlete who first found sport during my school days I have an unerring belief in the power of PE to change the lives of young people. This was brought home to me at the Sky Sports Living for Sport Awards recently when the Student of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and Project of the Year were announced and the stories behind the winners revealed.

For those who don’t know, Sky Sports Living for Sport is a free secondary school initiative, delivered in partnership with national charity the Youth Sport Trust, that sends athlete mentors into schools to help pupils harness the power of sport to improve their lives.

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