02 May 2015
First cohort complete NCS programme
Cambridge United Community Trust's first cohort of young people completed the Football League Trust's National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in May 2015.
Starting over the Easter weekend, the 15 participants completed an outward bound residential trip to Mepal Outdoor Centre, earned a First Aid qualification, participated in workshops with the local police and took part in Zorb football. The final aspect of the programme was a social action project chosen by the participants, which saw them complete renovation work at Cherry Hinton Care Home in Cambridge.
Community Development Manager Amy Ganderton said: "This is the first time Cambridge United has delivered the NCS programme and we are looking forward to completing our next programmes in Autumn 2015 and Summer 2016. The aim of the project is to get 15- to 17-year-olds to engage and complete tasks that they may not otherwise get the chance to do. There are various aspects that focus on social mixing and learning new life skills that will help them with their personal development. It is fantastic that this cohort chose to help renovate the local care home – the folk at Cherry Hinton were very grateful for all of the participants' hard work."
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