Community Trust host NCS Summer Graduation Ceremony

Blackpool FC Community Trust hosted a graduation ceremony for participants who completed the four week NCS Summer programme. Blackpool FC Community Trust ran the NCS Summer programme which had 50 children aged from 16-17. NCS lasted four weeks starting on July 25th finishing on the August 19th and each week was in a different location. The first week saw the participants travel to Lockerbie, Scotland where they got involved in outdoor activities which included canoeing, climbing, archery, high ropes and abseiling. The Trust delivered the second week of the Summer NCS programme at the Hothersall Lodge, Longbridge which focused on life skills such as first aid, car safety and road safety. Week three was all about improving the local community as the participants returned to Blackpool. The participants came up with ideas on how they could positively contribute to the community. In the fourth and final week, the participants carried out any ideas they had to improve the community which included helping local charities and helping local gardening projects. Blackpool striker Armand Gnanduillet made a special guest appearance much to the delight of the graduates and congratulated graduates for their hard work and excellent contribution to society. Social Inclusion Officer Dave Marsden was delighted with the commitment from the NCS summer participants. “NCS (National Citizen Programme) is a government youth programme aimed at building confidence and increasing skills of the young people in order to prepare them for their future. This programme is life changing as it teaches them things that they don’t learn in school. It was a great success and the commitment the young adults showed was excellent.” NCS Summer participants were rewarded with a nationally recognised certificate which was signed by Prime Minister Theresa May. [gallery ids="2575,2576,2577"]