Bolton Lads and Girls Club youngsters head to Lake District for outdoor adventure
BOLTON Lads and Girls Club bid bon voyage to the first wave of young people going on an adventure in the Lake District.
It marked the start of National Citizen Service (NCS) autumn 2013.
The 16 and 17-year-olds will be split into groups for four days of fun, including outdoor adventure, meeting new people and making a difference to their community.
Already 167 young people have signed up through Bolton Lads and Girls Club for NCS Autumn 2013, in addition to the 229 young people who successfully completed the programme in the summer.
Peter Shimwell, youth policy and performance manager, said: “We’re really excited to be delivering the NCS programme for a third year and looking forward to meeting more enthusiastic and committed young people from across Bolton who have chosen to make a difference in their community.”
During their trip away, the group will take part in activities, such as walking and raft building, designed to develop their communication skills and confidence.
The group will return home for one night before departing for their second residential at Manchester YHA, where they spend two days learning skills to help them develop a community project to be delivered over 30 hours this month. NCS is designed to promote a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society by bringing young people from different backgrounds together to make a difference in their communities. It is a voluntary programme for 16 and 17-year-olds, which focuses on their personal and social development. There are now places for NCS Spring 2013. For details contact Hayley Denton at the Bolton Lads and Girls Club on 01204 540105 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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