Jessica Ennis-Hill hopes to inspire youngsters at Sky Sports event

Last Updated: 27/03/14 11:46am

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Jessica Ennis-Hill: Will talk to 300 young people in Sheffield

Jessica Ennis-Hill: Will talk to 300 young people in Sheffield

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Olympic Champion Jessica Ennis-Hill hopes to inspire young people at a Sky Sports Living for Sport event in Sheffield.

Ennis Hill, a Sky Sports Living for Sport ambassador, will talk to 300 youngsters from 15 secondary schools at the English Institute of Sport.

The students won the chance to take part in this special SSLFS event, which is also hosted by former Olympic sprinter Darren Campbell.

The day will focus on building key life skills through a series of sessions and activities run by our SSLFS athlete mentors, supported by young leaders from SSLFS projects and Sheffield/Leeds Sky staff volunteers.

Sky Sports Living for Sport is a free initiative for all secondary schools that uses sports stars and skills to improve the lives of young people across Britain and Ireland.

One third of British secondary schools are now participating and last year over 55,000 students benefited from the initiative.

"This is the first time we have done anything like this," said Campbell. "Sky Sports Living for Sport now has been going for over five years. I've been an ambassador for that time.

"Jessica Ennis-Hill joined us this year, David Beckham joined us. When Jessica became an ambassador, she decided to do something for her local community and also for young people from across the country.

"She decided to bring 300 people to the EIS in Sheffield and hopefully they are going to have a fun, inspiring, fantastic day."

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