Stewart Jackson, MP for Peterborough, has welcomed another year of National Citizen Service in the city.
National Citizen Service is a scheme for 16-year-olds first proposed by David Cameron in 2005 and then introduced by the Coalition government. It brings together 16-year-olds from different backgrounds in the summer after they have taken their GCSEs to work together and give something back to their communities. The programme involves an outdoor activity residential, a week of skills-building workshops and a community project, which teams design and deliver themselves.
The programme is designed to equip young people with the skills they need for a successful future and prepare them for independent living.
Stewart Jackson MP visited the young people on Tuesday 4th August to find out more about their projects and time on NCS. He said:
“I’ve really enjoyed meeting the team today – they’re all working well together and are passionate about helping their chosen charities.
“This is my second visit to the NCS programme and I’m once again impressed by the maturity and commitment that these young people are demonstrating.
“NCS is a fantastic programme for young people and I’d urge all local teenagers to get involved whilst they still can.”