Community spirited young people give Chatteris residential home a facelift
14:20 26 August 2014
A Chatteris residential home has been given a spruce up thanks to a group of teenagers.
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.
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.
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.