Mayor backs awards scheme for young citizens
The Mayor of West Norfolk Elizabeth Watson was guest of honour when she joined 50 young people, aged between 16 and 17, at King’s Lynn Town Hall, who had graduated from the National Citizen Service, delivered for the first time by the College of West Anglia. Also attending the NCS awards ceremony was college Principal David Pomfret. At the graduation the guest speaker was Mayor Elizabeth Watson who is supporting the course, which looks to engage the youths in the local community and wider areas. The NCS course helps young people improve team skills, develop self-confidence, and learn about their community, as well as improving their CV for employment and education. The graduation ceremony sees the end of the College of West Anglia’s first year of delivering the National Citizen Service course but there are more opportunities to take part in the once in a lifetime course. The College of West Anglia will be delivering a course during Easter half term in April, and during the summer holidays. If you are aged between16 or 17 years old and would like to find out more, or eighteen and over and would like to volunteer, go to www.cwa.ac.uk/ncs or contact Stuart Harrowing on 07780097634.Stuart is NCS Project Co-ordinator and a Uniformed Services Tutor at the College of West Anglia campuses at King’s Lynn and Isle (Wisbech).
Last year some 160 young people, who came from all over West Norfolk, took part in a variety of events, held at Mepal, King’s Lynn and Bircham Newton during which they also had talks from a number of charitable causes, which sparked some of the student groups to raise funds to support them.