February ActivitiesYoung people from across Blackpool travelled to Shropshire with the Blackpool Football Club Community Trust for the National Citizenship Programme recently.
Participants took part in four days of outdoor activities including abseiling, rock climbing, archery, fencing and orienteering. It provided the opportunity for young people to try new activities which they may not have encountered before.
Following the successful completion of the outdoor activity residential, participants on the programme are now taking part in social action projects which will help benefit their local community.
NCS Coordinator Chris Smith said: “It was a fantastic week, all the young people excelled themselves and achieved things they never thought they would be able to do.”
NCS participant Megan added: “NCS helped build my confidence and made me feel comfortable being myself around others, it also gave me the opportunity to make new friends and try new things.”
Charlotte, another NCS participant, explained: “I was really nervous about first going on the programme, but it’s better than I thought it would ever be. I conquered my fears in lots of activities and would recommend the programme to everyone."