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Apply to be a Young Ambassador 2018!

Passionate about creativity? Got big ideas and an open mind?

If you’re a dreamer and a doer then the Young Ambassadors programme is for you.

We are looking for independent, self-motivated and outspoken people to join our Young Ambassador team for 2018.

As an Ambassador, you’ll play an important part in our grand opening of the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall next summer. Additional opportunities may include:

As part of the programme, recruits will be provided with practical training and on-going mentoring in order to successfully plan and carry out their projects.

Read about Sophie Brown's experience as a Young Ambassador here >>

Read about Terry Griffiths' experience as a Young Ambassador here >>

Read about Ruby Pinner's experience as a Young Ambassador here >>

Am I eligible?

Applicants should be in years 10-12 and be able to commit to the training day on Saturday 13 January 2018, plus two further meetings in March and July (dates to be confirmed). 

How do I enter?

To enter, applicants should submit either:

There are 12 places in total.

The deadline for entries is 15 December 2017.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss Young Ambassadors further, please email victoria.maitland@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk or call 01603 877177


Young Ambassadors

Our Young Ambassador programme, launched in 2016, aims for every school in Norfolk to have a UNESCO City of Literature champion. These ambassadors share a love of reading, writing and books in their schools and local communities and spread the word of Norwich as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. 

The ambassadors get behind-the-scenes passes to festivals, events and performances and get opportunities to interview writers and artists. They can take part in workshops to support their professional development including presenting in public. Each Ambassador is assigned a mentor to help them identify and reach their own goals. 

In 2017, the brand new Young Norfolk Writers Competition Arts Award project saw students plan and deliver a marketing campaign in their school communities, organising entries into a long-list, run the awards ceremony and participate in a performance poetry workshop with Guest Judge Matt Windle’s, the poet with punch.

Moby Wells, Heathersett Academy, Yr. 10: 'I was nervous at first but at the first day of training I was able to give a small talk which went surprisingly well because all the other people are so nice, it coaxed me out of my shell. My mentor Sophie has really gone out of her way to help me. I know the Ambassador programme could be lots of work but I feel I can do it because my mentor is there to help.'