Fifteen young people in years ten and eleven at School, and all taking part in the National Citizenship Scheme (NCS), have chosen to support Footprints Conductive Education Centre in Sneinton as their charity this summer. NCS offers a chance for students aged between 15 and 17 years to come together and achieve amazing things, with Government backing.
The group has an exciting range of challenges set up to raise funds for Footprints, including henna tattoos, a sponsored bike ride, face painting, and an ‘All Night Stay Awake’ session! Their first event is a Coffee Morning/ Bake Sale on 8th of August at 11:30 am at Kingswood Methodist Church in Wollaton.
Former Trinity School pupil, Kaceil, nominated Footprints after being involved in Trinity’s fundraising efforts for Footprints and after meeting Freddie, one of the children that attends the Centre. Having heard more about the charity’s work in Nottingham, the whole group were keen to get involved.
Lara, a member of the group, said, “It is helping me to develop skills as a person. I am learning things that couldn’t be taught at school”.
Student, Ed, joined the project knowing no one, and feels like he’s made great friends in a short space of time.
Footprints Community Fundraiser, Andrea Kelly, said “It’s heartwarming to meet such a galvanised group of young people who all want to help make a difference. They have worked incredibly hard to organise this challenge.”
NCS is a government-funded initiative that supports community engagement, social action and social mixing among young people, helping to build skills for work and life while taking on new challenges and meeting new friends. The programme involves a short time away from home, trying new things as well as taking part in a team project in the local community, and much more.
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