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Challenged student from Chadwell Heath becomes Olympic ambassador

PUBLISHED: 10:40 25 June 2012

Ambassador: Ryan is helping people get involved with the Olympics

Ambassador: Ryan is helping people get involved with the Olympics

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A student who struggled at school is turning his life around through a scheme encouraging young people to get involved with the Olympics.

Warren School sixth-former Ryan Marriner, 17, has become one of the London 2012 Young Ambassadors urging people to do more sport and have some input into the London Games.

The Marks Gate student suffered low self-esteem and regularly missed lessons but succeeding in passing 16 GCSEs after receiving support from the Prince of Wales educational charity The Prince’s Trust.

And he is now studying for A-levels in business studies, drama, IT and sociology at Warren Comprehensive in Whalebone Lane North, Chadwell Heath.

The teenager met the prince at the Olympic velodrome on June 13 to celebrate his achievements.

He said: “Meeting Prince Charles and visiting the Olympic Park was amazing. I told him all about how The Prince’s Trust has helped me and how I’m excited about the Games coming to east London.

“I think that all young people can benefit from taking part in sport – it helps you learn teamwork skills, boosts your confidence and helps you stay motivated.”


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