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Wanted: Barking & Dagenham teenagers for fun-packed summer course

PUBLISHED: 15:49 01 June 2015 | UPDATED: 16:01 01 June 2015

An NCS team enjoy week one of the programme at an outdoor activity centre. Photo: Adam Hollingworth

An NCS team enjoy week one of the programme at an outdoor activity centre. Photo: Adam Hollingworth

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Teenagers at a loss over how to fill the long school holidays may have their prayers answered by an action-packed, community-focused programme this summer.

An NCS volunteer shares stories with a member of their local community. Photo: Adam HollingworthAn NCS volunteer shares stories with a member of their local community. Photo: Adam Hollingworth

The National Citizens Service (NCS) scheme is inviting 300 16 and 17-year-olds from Barking and Dagenham to compete in a series of personal and team challenges over a three-week period.

The government-subsidised programme is open to all and involves an action-packed stay at an outdoor centre outside of London, followed by a week learning a new skill in a university-style setting.

Participants will also team up to run community campaigns and complete projects for local charities and community organisations, including Barking Foodbank, Green Shoes Arts, Hilltop Aid and Ford Motors.

The cost over the three weeks is £35-£50, with start dates running from June 22 to August 17. Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Sign up by visiting www.ncsthechallenge.org


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