A Night of Celebrations at Dreamland, Margate
A night of celebration took place at Dreamland, Margate, to mark the successful graduation of 500 local young people from the National Citizen Service (NCS), a programme aimed at increasing social responsibility, employability and skills.
During the programme the teens – all from the Canterbury, Dover, Thanet, Ashford, and Folkestone areas – designed social action projects that raised donations and awareness for local charities. Together they volunteered more than 30,000 hours to developing their community projects, and raised more than £17,000 for local charities.
NCS (visit ncsyes.co.uk) is a flagship government initiative that provides young people aged 15-17 with the chance to take on new challenges, experience exciting activities, make long-lasting friendships and develop vital skills that will support them later in life. At the event, graduates were able to enjoy exclusive access to Dreamland’s park and rides, and were celebrated during a glittering awards ceremony – all receiving a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.