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Young chefs cook up a storm at farm

Coun Ian Grayson with some of the youngsters on the National Citizen Service (NCS).

Coun Ian Grayson with some of the youngsters on the National Citizen Service (NCS).

Teenagers have been cooking up a storm while learning new life skills.

Youngsters on the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme tried out cookery and teamwork skills during a visit from Coun Ian Grayson, cabinet member for children and young people.

The NCS programme aims to help 16 and 17-year-olds build skills and confidence, and gives them a positive role in the local community.

The team spent the morning at the Rising Sun Farm testing and developing their cookery and teamwork skills by baking cakes and preparing sandwiches.

Coun Grayson said: “I have really enjoyed meeting the young people, hearing what they have been up to on the NCS programme and thoroughly enjoyed the food.

“I have heard first-hand about the brilliant experiences NCS has brought to this group of young people and the skills they are developing.”

“It is very pleasing to see the positive contribution they are making to our community.”

The group are about to decide on their next social action project; this can be anything from raising money for charity to helping the elderly, before graduating and collecting a signed certificate by the Prime Minister.

Young people and parents can find out more about NCS at www.thencsnetwork.org.uk, calling 0800 027 9111 or emailing NationalCitizenServiceEnquiries@listening.co.uk

 

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