Prince Harry will join a group of students at the Bethnal Green Academy in London later today, as they train to become digital media champions for the upcoming Invictus Games, it is announced.
Aged 14-16 the students, who come from schools across East London, will be taught how to use social media to improve their Public Relations and Marketing skills by representatives from Facebook and Citizens UK, a national Community Organising charity.
The teenagers will be given tips on how to write a good post using imagery, and told about Internet safety. Prince Harry will watch the training take place, before handing out certificates at the end of the session.
As part of this, the young people involved in the training will have the change to attend the Invictus games, to cover the event and add live content on digital media websites.
Additionally, they will have to use their training to spread the word about the Games among their family, friends and the local community to garner support for wounded servicemen and women. The aim of the whole project is to engage the local community with the Games.
The Invictus Games are an international sporting event for wounded, sick and injured servicemen and women, as well as veterans of the Armed Forces. The Games were launched by Prince Harry late last year, and will be held in London from the 10th to the 14th of September.
Prince Harry supports the cause through his and his brother’s charitable foundation: the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
As well as this, Britain’s Ministry of Defence have also lent their support and encouragement to the organisation of the Invictus Games.
Read Royal Central‘s previous post about the Games here.
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