27 June 2011
A team of 16 year old school leavers from Wolverhampton have just completed the first week of the National Citizens Service, Summer of a Lifetime.
They have just finished an action packed week at Kinver Scout Hutt, near Kidderminster, where they learned all sorts of skills including making shelters, cooking, orienteering, problem solving, leadership and teamwork.
Ten days ago, at the induction day, myself and Irish hurdler, Peter Shallow gave a presentation and helped engage the young people with various activities from designing and creating a team flag to playing football. There was a remarkable change in the confidence and group dynamics throughout the day.
Today they have started the week long 'Community Residential phase' and tomorrow I shall appear as VIP guest, give a talk, question and answer session and to be fed by the young people - eek! I can't wait to get involved again and see the progress they have made so far.
As Midlands Team Leader, I am working alongside elite athletes and v to help 'create chances for young people' and finding it hugely rewarding.
11,000 young people across the UK have the chance to get involved and it really is a great opportunity and will benefit all participants and local communities.
Posted by Anna's Blog at 07:53
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