National Citizenship Scheme (NCS) Activites in Syston

Our picture shows L- R: Arash, Ellie, Shona, Chris, Rian, Dan, Kevin and Emily

National Citizenship Scheme (NCS) Activites in Syston
Over the last four weeks, a group of 10 students, six of whom are from Wreake Valley Academy, have been taking part in the NCS.
This scheme is a four week programme that runs through the summer for 15 to 17 year olds and encourages students who have completed their GSCE year to take part in activities in the Summer holidays.
The group pictured above, minus two who were unfortunately unavailable, have spent the first two weeks on a residential and focused on letting the students relax after the exam season while the latter two get them to create and complete a social action project based in our communities – theirs being Syston during the week of 13th August.
Emily, one of the participants, explained: “Early on in the planning phase we decided that we wanted to work with MIND, the mental health charity, a cause that we all felt very passionate about. With the support of Syston Town Council we were able to hold a bake sale, pub quiz and a small fete. All were successful in raising money for our chosen cause but this would not have been possible without all the generous prize donations from the local businesses and the Fox and Hounds for allowing us to hold our quiz night in their lovely bar. So we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped us from our amazing mentors, Reena and Anna, to anyone who bought a cake from us.”
This is a wonderful opportunity for young people aged 15 years and over, to volunteer in their community and develop skills to help then in the future.
Well done!