October 3, 2014 4.25 pm This story is over 109 months old

Lincoln teens graduate from National Citizen Service

Graduation: Teenagers from Lincolnshire taking part in the National Citizen Service graduated in Lincoln.

Hundreds of teenagers from Lincolnshire graduated from a four-week citizenship course on October 3 in Lincoln.

Teens aged 15 to 17 joined the National Citizen Service (NCS) over their summer holidays, which aims to promote a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society.

Participants also made friends, gained confidence, learnt leadership, communication and teamwork skills and helped their local communities.

At their graduations held at Lincoln Odeon throughout the afternoon, the youth received a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.

The EBP runs NCS for young people across Lincolnshire, Rutland, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, known as NCS EM1.

The EBP is helped by a team of delivery partners, such as Groundwork, Loughborough College, Leicester Tigers and Lincoln City Football Club Sports & Education Trust.

Activities the groups undertake include fundraising, organising community events, spending time at local care homes, and improving parks, churches and other public spaces. They also get the chance to partake in activities like archery, rock climbing, raft building and more.