Wandsworth Gets 305 Citizen Service Scheme Places

Creating opportunity for post-GCSE students

National Citizen Service is a scheme to bring together 16-year-olds to work alongside each other and help out in their communities. Team building and outdoor activities are followed by a period of helping to improve communities.

There will be 30,000 places on the scheme this summer, including 305 in Wandsworth. By 2014 there will be 90,000 places available nationally.

Jane Ellison, MP for Battersea, Balham and Wandsworth, said: “The National Citizen Service is an excellent idea and a great opportunity for young people in my constituency. It gives 16-year-olds a positive shared new experience, a chance to learn new skills, and it increases self-esteem and confidence. Communities really appreciate the valuable contribution that is made by those on the scheme. The experience would be good to be put on a CV or application form and participants will learn new skills that employers will really value.”

Further information on the NCS can be found at www.nationalcitizenservice.direct.gov.uk

March 19, 2012