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Redbridge teens spend their school holiday giving back to the community

PUBLISHED: 16:05 18 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:05 18 July 2017

David (Redbridge Equalities and Communities Council), Ciaran (Medical Realities), Wes Streeting MP (Ilford North), Carmela (Santander), Chris (Facebook) meet with young people involved with the NCS. Picture: NCS

David (Redbridge Equalities and Communities Council), Ciaran (Medical Realities), Wes Streeting MP (Ilford North), Carmela (Santander), Chris (Facebook) meet with young people involved with the NCS. Picture: NCS

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Forget Neflix and hanging out with mates, a group of motivated young people chose to go to work during the school holidays.

Teenagers aged between 15 and 17 took part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme which enables participants to lean new skills whilst giving back to the community.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting met with young people on the scheme and gave his support to their work.

He heard first-hand how the NCS is helping to develop participants’ life skills, resilience, wellbeing, and boost community engagement across the country.

“I was delighted to spend time with so many young people who making a difference in our local community,” he said.

“It’s fantastic to see the valuable work of NCS being supported in Redbridge, helping local young people to further their education outside of the classroom, make new friends, and develop essential skills for work and life.”

To find out more about NCS, or take part visit: ncsthechallenge.org


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