Community spirited young people give Chatteris residential home a facelift

14:20 26 August 2014

Members of the National Citizenship Service were at Swan House to clear some room in the garden for residents to enjoy the outdoor space. Jared Hodgkins clears dome overgrown shrubs,Picture: Steve Williams.

Members of the National Citizenship Service were at Swan House to clear some room in the garden for residents to enjoy the outdoor space. Jared Hodgkins clears dome overgrown shrubs,Picture: Steve Williams.

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A Chatteris residential home has been given a spruce up thanks to a group of teenagers.

Members of the National Citizenship Service were at Swan House to clear some room in the garden for residents to enjoy the outdoor space. Hannah Divall and Jaina Hall loading the wheel barrow.Picture: Steve Williams.Members of the National Citizenship Service were at Swan House to clear some room in the garden for residents to enjoy the outdoor space. Hannah Divall and Jaina Hall loading the wheel barrow.Picture: Steve Williams.

Swan House has been treated to a make over by young people as part of the National Citizenship Service project.

Team leader Frederico Pezzella said: “The aim is to give something back to the community.”

Young people sign up for a three week stint where they begin by spending a week at an outdoor activity centre, locally they visit Mepal.

They then spend a week undergoing training at Bircham Newton training centre in Norfolk, finished with a week carrying out a project of their choosing.

Members of the National Citizenship Service were at Swan House to clear some room in the garden for residents to enjoy the outdoor space. The team working at Swan House. Picture: Steve Williams.Members of the National Citizenship Service were at Swan House to clear some room in the garden for residents to enjoy the outdoor space. The team working at Swan House. Picture: Steve Williams.

Eleven students joined Mr Pezella’s team and chose to give a facelift to the Swan Drive home.

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England.

Mr Pezzella said: “It helps to build your skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and meeting new people.”

NCS runs in the spring, summer and autumn and brings together young people from different backgrounds.

Members of the National Citizenship Service were at Swan House to clear some room in the garden for residents to enjoy the outdoor space. Left: Aaron Linford and Connor McMullan in an overgrown area.Picture: Steve Williams.Members of the National Citizenship Service were at Swan House to clear some room in the garden for residents to enjoy the outdoor space. Left: Aaron Linford and Connor McMullan in an overgrown area.Picture: Steve Williams.

It helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility while encouraging personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication.

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