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National Citizen Service graduates support peers

31 October 2016

National Citizen Service (NCS) graduates from South Gloucestershire and Stroud are working with Prospects to help shape the future of the NCS programme in the area.  The outstanding graduates from the Prospects NCS Summer 2016 programme have committed their efforts as future NCS ambassadors. As ambassadors they will actively encourage their peers to get involved in the NCS programme.

The ambassadors will help shape the NCS programme for future participants. They will do this through supporting the programme in their own schools, sixth-forms and colleges and gaining feedback from classmates and teachers. To help them in their new roles each ambassador will receive first-class training from Prospects to equip them to volunteer in future programmes, continue to develop their community projects and work towards being employed by Prospects for upcoming NCS programmes.

The NCS Programme Manager, Hassan Adam comments: “The NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for young people to gain valuable skills, make new friends and support their local communities. More than 275,000 young people have already taken part in the NCS across the country.  For us, involving NCS alumni is a natural step to help design a programme that is right for Stroud and South Gloucestershire and keep young people engaged. As a national company with a local heart Prospects is committed to our local communities and want to ensure young people are at the heart of the NCS programme now and in the future. These ambassadors are a credit to their schools and their community.”

Lewis Williams, one of the Prospects NCS ambassadors is really looking forward to the opportunity to become an ambassador. Lewis notes: “My NCS experience was great and I'd love to share this with others. It gave me the chance to meet lots of people that I would never have met, making lasting friendships. The best thing I have ever done.”

Congratulations to the following Prospects NCS graduates for being accepted as NCS ambassadors for 2016/2017:
• Lucy Wall from Abbeywood Community School
• Grace Browning from Abbeywood Community School
• Chloe Hamer from Archway School
• Rebecca Francis from Archway School
• Lewis Williams from Mangotsfield School
• Freya Bashford from The Ridings Federation, Winterbourne International Academy
• Lucy Woodcock from The Ridings Federation, Winterbourne International Academy
• Chantelle Richter from Colstons Girls School
• Naomi Richter from Colstons Girls School
• Jake Jefferies from South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
• Barbara Vanotti from Downend School
• Chloe Wilkins from Downend School
• Hannah Hamblin from St. Bernadette’s School
• Tyler Pace-Fennell from Cirencester College.

Young people from across the region are already signing up for Prospects NCS programme in 2017, if you would like to find out more contact 01285 860388 or visit www.ncswest.co.uk.


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