Instead of struggling to know what to do with their spare time this summer, teenagers aged 15-17, have been responding 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 can’t go ahead and young people are instead pledging their time by signing up to ‘Keep Doing Good’. Have a look at some of what they did.
💪It has never been more important to look after your mental health.— Brentford FC CST (@BrentfordFCCST) August 27, 2020
That is why young people from our @NCS programme are developing mindful packages for the charity @TheMixUK
as part of their social action project 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/IW6Rofndjl
❗️ Public Health Messaging with @EalingCouncil— Brentford FC CST (@BrentfordFCCST) September 2, 2020
❤️ Care packages for @OldYMCAEaling
👩🌾 Clear ups at the @Our_Barn
👏Meeting the Mayor of @LBofHounslow @tonylouki
🌳 Gardening at @Gunnersbury1 Park
Young people from our @NCS programme had a busy August! pic.twitter.com/V6he7tJHRP
The programme, run by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, was 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.