RORY CONGRATULATES CUMBRIA’S TARAN VEAR ON BEING SELECTED FOR THE NATIONAL CITIZENS SERVICE LEADERS PROGRAMME
Rory this week met constituent Taran Vear at a reception for the National Citizens Service (NCS) Leaders programme in the House of Commons.
Taran Vear was one of a hundred 16 and 17 year old who were selected as an NCS leader this year having been on NCS over the summer.
NCS is a once in a lifetime opportunity for children aged 16-17, living in England or Northern Ireland to take part in different outdoor activities, developing numerous skills and helping their local communities by being given the opportunity to create a project and bringing it to life in their local area.
Rory Stewart MP said: ‘The National Citizen Service has been piloting for three years, and growing steadily and successfully. I think it gives a wonderful opportunity for students to work in teams and meet people from different backgrounds, from cities, from villages, from different ends of the country. Allowing them to learn how they were part of a larger, more varied society, and they learn this in a very British war – outdoors, in a country which first discovered the romance of landscape. It was wonderful to get the opportunity to meet Taran, a bright and switched on individual who has really made the most out of the NCS and we should be very proud of her here in Cumbria.’