The College of West Anglia has been chosen to provide a new national course running this summer.

The National Citizenship Service (NCS) is open to 16 and 17-year-olds and the college is one of only two Norfolk providers chosen by the Government for the scheme.

The three-week course will run three times during the coming summer and teenagers are being urged to sign-up now.

Each course will include a residential week at an outdoor centre at Mepal, Cambridgeshire, and a further week residential at the National Construction College, Bircham Newton.

The third week is for a community action plan when the groups choose something within their own community to work on – from helping elderly people with their gardens to organising an event.

Each course can take 45 students and the whole three weeks costs £50.

“It’s a great opportunity and there will be lots going on for everyone to take part in.

“They will all receive a certificate at the end of it and will have gained new skills and confidence,” said Stuart Harrowing, college tutor.

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