Youngsters dig deep for local community
NCS programme sees participants complete social action work
This Spring, 46 young people have been giving something back to their local community by carrying out a series of social action projects across Norfolk.
The group of 16-17 year olds are enrolled on the Futsal Scholarship Programme, which is delivered by the Community Sports Foundation and have had the opportunity to get involved with the National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme this year.
NCS creates a once-in-a-lifetime experience for school leavers to partake in a number of sporting activities, form new friendships and gain a nationally recognised qualification.
The youngsters enjoyed a three night residential in Essex and took part in various team-building activities including mountain biking, raft building and rock climbing. Then, they planned and delivered thirty hours of social action work, using all the new skills they have gained since the beginning of the trip.
The projects ranged from refurbishing parts of Aldiss Park in Dereham to levelling gardens at Wensum Lodge, in the heart of Norwich City Centre.
David Shade, NCS Delivery Co-ordinator said:
“The groups have worked very hard over the last four weeks; the effort they have put in will benefit a lot of people in the local community.
“This should give the group a great deal of pride and hopefully go a little way to disprove stereotypes surrounding young people.”
The NCS Scheme is back this Summer, where participants will be able to enjoy back-to-back residential weeks in July and August, develop the tools and belief to unlock their potential and make a positive impact in their communities. You can find out more about the Summer programme here.
If you’ve been inspired and would like to get involved with NCS or require any further information, text 'NCS YES' to 07554 963 820 and the team will get back to you! Alternatively, you can contact the NCS team on 01603 761 122 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link to the NCS East page: www.ncseast.co.uk.
Story added: 18 Mar 2016