YOUNG people in West Norfolk are being offered the chance to spread their wings this summer by taking part in the National Citizen Service.

The summer holiday programme allows 15 to 17-year-olds to live away from home, develop skills to boost their CV, and meet new people.

Participants in the government-supported enric-hment scheme spend five days at an outdoor centre where they take part in a range of activities  including rock climbing, canoeing, hiking and archery.

This is followed by a further five days at the University of Nottingham, where accommodation and food is included.

For the final five days the group will return to King’s Lynn to work on community social action projects at the College of West Anglia.

A spokesman for the scheme said: “National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don’t want to miss. If you’re 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life.”

A group of more than 70 young people from the area have recently returned from their NCS scheme where they tried raft building, paddle-boarding, climbing, fencing and caving.

They also took part in community cohesion and volunteering work  and are in the process of completing their own social action projects to raise money for charity.

The scheme costs £50, but anyone booking before the end of April can take advantage of a special offer of just £25.

For more information go to or call the college on 01553 815293.