Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 12°C

Five-day forecast

Teenagers in Newham taking on citizenship service challenge

Young people on NCS playing to a community group (photo; Adam Hollingworth) Young people on NCS playing to a community group (photo; Adam Hollingworth)

Friday, February 21, 2014
5:50 PM

Hundreds of young people across Newham will work alongside charities this summer as part of a national government scheme teaching community spirit.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

National Citizen Service brings 16 to 17-year-olds together from all walks of life to complete challenges aiming to develop teamwork, leadership, communication and social skills.

Running from June until September, last year saw about 400 young people from across Newham, Tower Hamlets and Barking and Dagenham complete the scheme.

One challenge will see young people build relations with community groups and charities including children’s clubs, elderly centres and food banks.

The young people also design and carry out sponsorship and campaign projects and take part in social action projects with local charities across issues as diverse as homelessness and mental health.

Share this article

Most Read News

(L-R) Students Phillip Hayman, Nathan Vondee & George Gilbey came to the aid of a man who collapsed at a bus stop in Forest Gate (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Forest Gate teens praised after their quick thinking saves man’s life

Three teenagers have been hailed as heroes after their quick-thinking actions are thought to have helped save a man’s life.

Read full story »


Local Search 24
Looking for a:
Search radius:
Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Newham Recorder on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Newham businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Newham Recorder, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

Read full story »