Mia Elton, from Great Marlow School, was nominated for the Inspirational Ambassador category in the Central region.
“Mia has been working with GMS PE Dept. as a girls’ ambassador for most of the time she has been at school. Through illness she was unable to participate in lessons practically, so she took on the role of teaching assistant and gained a wealth of experience in leading and inspiring others. Since being elected as a Girls Active leader, she has coached younger girls at our fitness club, umpired netball matches for the school, assisted her peers at trampolining club, volunteered at department events and been a driving force behind the Girls Active Takeover of the Redgrave Sport Centre every Wednesday afternoon. She was confident to speak up in front of the other schools at the Girls Active festival at Stoke Mandeville to explain our pledges and she created a Snapchat group to discuss ideas with the other Girls Active leaders. She supports and promotes the group through Twitter and has encouraged members of staff to join the club on Wednesdays. A truly inspiring student, who in the face of adversity, has fought to maintain participation in sport because of her enjoyment of it and use her passion to encourage others.”