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Youngsters celebrate new skills

Posted onPosted on 25th Mar
Youngsters celebrate new skills

More than 40 young people took to the stage last week at a glittering event at Center Parcs to celebrate their success at a once-in-a-lifetime project.

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

The NCS is a government-led initiative which provides activities such as residential projects, outdoor physical challenges like orienteering and walking in the Derbyshire Peaks, taking part in sporting games and raising money for charities through group-led activities.

Center Parcs played host to a graduation ceremony for the 16 and 17-year-olds on Wednesday (18 March) who had taken part in a range of projects via West Nottinghamshire College.

Project leader for NCS at West Nottinghamshire College, Nigel Oldham, said: “Once again it was a privilege to honour and thank these young people who have all gained new skills and enjoyed a range of experiences while hopefully having forged new friendships.

“To see the spring and autumn groups together and be able to hear more about their memories of the project was a humbling experience.”