Give a little, gain a lot
31st January 2012
Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris is encouraging local year 11 students to sign up for this summer’s National Citizen Service programme.
Dudley and Sandwell have been included in this year’s pilot programmes, giving local young people to gain a wide range of experiences after they complete their exams.
The programme will run for six weeks, including two weeks away from home, and will offer a packed schedule of adventure activities to help develop young people’s leadership and team-building skills.
After the two week residential element, participants will return back to the community to put what they have learnt into practice with social action projects to benefit the local area.
Urging Halesowen and Rowley Regis students to take advantage of the scheme, James Morris, who is a Parliamentary Patron of the YMCA, said:
“I have spoken to a number of young people who took part in last year’s trials of the National Citizen Service and they all told me how much they had enjoyed the programme.
“Not only did they make a lot of knew friends, but their confidence had grown and they felt more motivated about the future. The social action projects that they have carried out have created a lasting legacy for their communities.
“I am writing to all secondary schools in Halesowen and Rowley Regis to encourage them to make their students aware of the opportunities on offer. Any year 11 students who would like to find out more about the National Citizen Service should contact their school, or they can call my office on 0121 550 6777.”
After the pilot programmes, the Government intends to roll the National Citizen Service out across the country so that it is available to every 16 year old in Britain.