On Friday 19th August, MP Andrew Gwynne visited a group of young people taking part in the summer scheme organised by the National Citizen Service, which runs right across Greater Manchester.
The MP headed to Russell Fox Court, a sheltered housing scheme in Reddish, where the group had spent a week using drama, dance and music to entertain senior citizens.
Before that, the young people had been at an outdoor activity centre in the Lake District to help bond and learn some teamwork and life skills.
The National Citizen Service is a government-funded initiative that supports community engagement, social action and social mixing among young people.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“I’ve had an absolutely fantastic time meeting a group of young people from schools and colleges across the Denton and Reddish constituency.
“This afternoon we’ve been dancing and singing songs from the musicals and generally having fun. It’s brilliant to see the young and old mix and to connect, and to speak to the participants about the life skills they are learning along the way.
“I encourage all young people to take part in the scheme – it’s a fantastic life experience that reaches beyond school and is something which employers look for.”
You can find out more about the National Citizen Service here.