On 24 July 2017 Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP joined a group of her young constituents taking part in National Citizen Service (NCS), a nationwide youth programme which brings together 15-17 year olds to learn new skills during the school holidays. Young people participating in NCS take part in a variety of activities, including personal and team challenges, which benefit their local community.
Around 200 young people in Loughborough take part in NCS each year. During her visit, Ms Morgan met NCS participants in their third week of the programme and gave her support to their work that aims to:
- develop their confidence, leadership, communication and teamwork at Forest Camp Activity Centre in Cheshire
- help them learn skills for life and work, such as budgeting and public speaking at Nottingham University
- promote positive change in their local community through a social action project at R.E.A.L Education in Loughborough
Ms Morgan heard first-hand how NCS is helping to develop participants’ life skills, resilience, and well-being, and boost community engagement across the country. She said: “I was delighted to spend time with so many young people from Loughborough who are participating in National Citizen Service and making a difference in our local community. It’s fantastic to see the valuable work of NCS being supported, helping local young people to further their education outside of the classroom, make new friends, and develop essential skills for work and life.”
For more information or to sign up, visit www.ncsem1.org.uk or call 01522 574101.
The EBP is the Regional Delivery Partner for the EM1 region of the East Midlands, with programmes running in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.Back to latest news