Market Rasen teenagers have made their mark on the new autumn National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.
Amelia Louth and Robert Bedford were among the teenagers given a golden opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for Lincolnshire communities and broaden their skill sets.
The young people spent four nights away from home at the adventure centre PGL, in Caythorpe, and took part in skills workshops and challenges led by businesses and organisations, including Coca Cola Enterprises, Lincolnshire Co-operative and the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership.
“I really wanted to do the Summer programme, but I couldn’t fit it in,” said Robert.
“The autumn programme has been a great opportunity to meet new people and get something worthwhile on my CV.”
The new NCS programme is a condensed version of the successful summertime scheme, a flagship government initiative running across England and Northern Ireland.
“NCS sounded like a good idea and is better than I expected,” added Amelia.
“Everyone has been so friendly and it has made me feel more confident about putting my ideas forward.”
Following a week bursting of challenges, team building and skills events, the teenagers are ready to spend two weekends developing and delivering social action projects, aimed at injecting extra pride into urban and rural communities.
For more details visit www.direct.gov.uk/ncs or take a look at their Facebook and You Tube sites www.facebook.com/ncs, www.youtube.com/ncsheroes