Chester MP praises hard work of National Citizen Service graduates in Newton

Stephen Mosley, MP for The City of Chester, last week visited the Newscene Youth Centre in Newton to see the community project which had been undertaken by young people as part of the National Citizen Service ‘Summer of a Lifetime’ project.

Stephen was given a tour of the newly refurbished room, which had been decorated and funded entirely by a group of Cheshire 16-17 year olds. The students explained to the Chester MP how the scheme worked, what they had done to help the local community, and what aspects of the scheme they had enjoyed the most.

Stephen Mosley MP with National Citizens Service graduates

Stephen Mosley MP with National Citizens Service graduates

Commenting on the scheme and the work of the young people, Stephen Mosley MP said:

“It is fantastic to see the end results of this scheme. Not only has the local community benefited, but all involved in the project have gained. As well as having great fun and making new friends, these young people have picked up skills, which can be used in the future, including in the job market. I would encourage all young people, if possible, to get involved with this great scheme!”

Summer of a Lifetime is a Big Society initiative and was delivered by Youth Federation staff and volunteers throughout the summer for young people across Cheshire and Wirral.  Young people have taken part in an outward bound residential, a community residential, planned a social action project and devoted 30 hours delivering the project, benefitting their community.  For all involved it aimed to be a challenging personal and social development programme enabling them to become confident and socially active young adults. More information on the ‘Summer of a Lifetime’ scheme can be found at: http://vinspired.com/summer-of-a-lifetime . More information on the National Citizen Service can be found at: https://nationalcitizenservice.direct.gov.uk/