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A glittering graduation

Posted onPosted on 20th Jun
A glittering graduation

More than 130 young people took to the stage at a glittering event at Center Parcs this week to celebrate taking part in a once-in-a-lifetime project.

The teenagers have been involved in the National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme, which is designed to support young people in their transition to adulthood through residential projects and community-based activities.

The NCS is a government-led initiative which provides activities such as outdoor physical challenges, residential projects, community-based projects and countryside camp-out challenges.

Center Parcs played host to a graduation ceremony for the 16 and 17-year-olds who had taken part in a range of projects via West Nottinghamshire College and North Notts College.

Presenting certificates of achievements to the participants was West Nottinghamshire College’s deputy principal Patricia Harman and attending the function were friends and family of participants and Mansfield District Council’s economic regeneration portfolio holder Kate Allsop.

Project leader for NCS at West Nottinghamshire College Nigel Oldham said: “The graduation celebration was a great opportunity for all NCS participants to meet each other and talk about their experiences.

“It was also heart-warming to be able to reward each and every one of them for their passion, enthusiasm and hard work towards the project so far.”