Free summer activities and learning programme for Boston teenagers

TEENAGERS in Boston can take part in a free four-week programme of activities and learning over the summer holidays.

Teenagers (aged 16 by August 31), living in Boston, Lincoln, Skegness,

Mablethorpe, Spilsby and Alford, are being encouraged to join scores of other young people on the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.

The Lincolnshire and Rutland Education Business Partnership (EBP) is one of just 12 UK organisations piloting an NCS initiative.

Its summertime scheme offers young people the chance to experience a mix of activities and make a real difference to the lives of others.

EBP chief executive Elaine Lilley said: “Lots of teenagers have already signed-up to the scheme, but there are still places left and we don’t want anyone to miss out.

“They can take part as long as they are 16 by August 31, live in an eligible area and are available throughout August. They just need to register with the EBP by July 23,” said Ms Lilley.

The programme features a week of action-packed challenges, such as abseiling, climbing and raft-building at PGL at Caythorpe Court, near Grantham.

Energetic young people can get a taste of student life, by staying on the University of Lincoln Campus or at Linkage Trust’s site near Spilsby, before spending 30 hours – split over two weeks – working on community projects.

“Along the way, they will meet new people, try new experiences, and have the chance to make video diaries.” said Ms Lilley.

“These will be shown at a special NCS graduation ceremony at the Odeon Cinema in Lincoln in September,”

EBP enrichment team leader Sarah Hastings said: “Young people can enjoy fresh experiences and gain life skills and communities get a much-needed helping hand.”

l Information call 01522 574149 or email sarah.hastings@eblo.org.uk