As reported earlier on Royal Central Prince Harry joined a group of students at the Bethnal Green Academy in London today, as they train to become digital media champions for the upcoming Invictus Games.
More than 60 students aged 14-16 were planning for their new role when Prince Harry joined them in the classroom. As Digital Media Champions, students will have the opportunity to report from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Lee Valley Athletics Centre on the events at the Invictus Games.
The scheme will allow for students to submit live updates during the various sporting events as well as the Closing Concert through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Prince Harry handed out certificates to students who completed the Digital Media Champions training. Training included tips and tricks for posting, image use and most online safety.
During today’s events Invictus Games and students who met Harry took to Twitter. A Tweet form @InvictusLondon posted: “Prince Harry says come down and “scream your support” for those taking part in the #InvictusGames.”
“Prince Harry sent his first tweet to launch the tickets for the Invictus Games going on sale, so the opportunity to receive social media training from the same team of experts is a unique opportunity! I’m keen to learn as much as possible, and am looking forward to reporting from the Games. For me this is a chance to learn new skills as well as see some amazing people compete,” Francis Biyak, a student at Bethnal Green Academy commented.
The Invictus Games are organised with the backing and patronage of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the Ministry of Defence. Introduced by Prince Harry earlier this year, the event will use the power of sport to encourage recovery and rehabilitation, as well as create a broader appreciation and respect of those who serve their country.
“The Invictus Games will be a truly inspirational event and we’re delighted that we’re able to give young Londoners the chance to be a part of this unique experience. Not only will this help ensure the Invictus Games provide a lasting learning opportunity for the community but the Digital Media Champions will have learnt skills they can use later on in their lives, ” Sir Keith Mills, Chairman of the Invictus Games stated.
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