Pupils sign up for summer holiday citizen project
STUDENTS at a Chesham school will take part in a national initiative over the summer holidays.
A host of pupils at Chesham Grammar School will be taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme.
Recently, two NCS representatives, Jack Fludgate and Stephanie Wilson, went to the school in White Hill, Chesham, to present the participants with a T-shirt and other goodies in preparation for the activities that will take place over the summer holidays.
The NCS is a once-in-alifetime opportunity open to 15 to 17 year-olds in England and Northern Ireland.
It a programme that helps build skills for life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new people.
In the first week, the young people experience the freedom of living away from home in an outdoor environment, taking part in a whole spectrum of adrenaline-fuelled activities such as rock climbing, abseiling and canoeing.
Week two is all about developing skills for life by budgeting, cooking meals and taking part in media workshops.
Whilst living independently away from home, they work with organisations and local businesses to understand the community around them and the world of opportunity that is open to them.
When they return home, their team works together to design, plan and deliver their own community project that they feel passionate about and they use everything they have learnt to make a lasting difference in their local area.
NCS is backed by the government so the financial cost to the participants is low.
The National Citizen Service representatives Jack Fludgate and Stephanie Wilson with pupils Maya Savani and Joseph Ree