Wokingham Borough’s young people can enrich their lives with new skills, experiences and friends this summer, thanks to a project being organised by Wokingham Borough Council’s Youth Service.
An open evening for 16 and 17-year-olds to find out more about the National Citizen Service (NCS) project is being held on May 9 at Woodley Airfield Youth Centre, Hurricane Way, Woodley from 7pm to 9pm.
There will be short presentation and the chance to ask questions about the NCS project, which is due to run from July 22 to August 16 (excluding weekends).
During the first week, young people will stay at an activity centre outside of the borough and try out leisure pursuits such as high ropes, zip wire, quad biking, team building, problem solving, abseiling and street surfing.
Week two sees another four-night stay – this time locally – with activities, trips and workshops. The young people will also begin considering ideas for their own community project.
The final two weeks will see their community project brought to life, with support from the Wokingham Borough youth workers running the NCS scheme. The last day finishes with a graduation ceremony and a party.
The NCS scheme is open to all young people in years 11 and 12. It is subsidised, so the cost for the four weeks is £50 per young person.
For more information people should call Paul Blount on (0118) 908 8052, email: [email protected] or visit: http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/