Instead of struggling to know what to do with their spare time this summer, teenagers aged 15-17, responded to the impact Covid-19 has had in their local area by volunteering thousands of hours, to help rebuild their local community with ‘Keep Doing Good’ from NCS (National Citizen Service). Thousands of young people were due to go away this summer on NCS with the aim being to live independently, learn new skills, meet new people and volunteer, to make a positive impact in the community. However, due to the impact of Covid-19, the traditional NCS programme couldn't go ahead and young people are instead pledging their time by signing up to ‘Keep Doing Good’.

In the local area there was plenty done by teenagers working on the programme organised by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. And that was replicated across the country. Have a look at some of what they did.

The programme, run by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, is open for teenagers in school Year 11 and 12 and runs throughout the year. For more information, please email the Trust's NCS Manager at [email protected].