Martyn Case is named as one of the country’s top young citizens and meets Derek Twigg In Parliament.
After taking part in National Citizen Service (NCS), Martyn Case has been selected as one of just 100 young people across the country from the 80,000 that took part in 2015 to become a national ambassador for NCS.
Established in 2011 to create a more responsible, cohesive and engaged society, NCS is a three week programme that brings together 16 & 17 year olds from a range of backgrounds to face outdoor challenges, learn skills for life and work, extend their social networks and make their mark on their community – spending 30 hours delivering a volunteer project of their choice.
Martyn Case, a pupil at Priestley College, spent his half term taking part in an intensive residential leadership programme designed to provide these top teens with the opportunity to further develop their leadership potential, whilst giving them the skills, insight and ability to help encourage other teens to deliver positive change in the community through the power of social action.
As part of the week the young people also had the opportunity to meet local MP Derek Twigg at the House of Commons.
Derek Twigg said
“I was delighted to meet Martyn Case at a reception and recognise what a tremendous achievement it is for Martyn Case to become an NCS Leader”.
NCS ambassadors are selected not only for their ability and enthusiasm, but for demonstrating development during the programme and overcoming personal challenges or supporting others to do the same.
NCS provides programmes for 16 and 17 year olds across England and Northern Ireland during the summer holidays and February and October half terms. The programme costs no more than £50, and is free for some. Extra support is provided to those with additional needs. To find out more, or to take part, visit www.ncsyesco.uk