Volunteers head to London

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A GROUP of 16 young people from Edinburgh schools are heading to London to volunteer as Young Games Makers at the Paralympics.

The Young Games Makers will be performing the prestigious role of Courtside Assistants at the Sitting Volleyball event in the Excel arena throughout the Games.

The S5 and S6 pupils from ten schools across Edinburgh attended an interview at the LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) headquarters in December last year and were selected as the only group of volunteers to represent Scotland, in a group of over 2000 Young Games Makers.