It’s been a privilege to work with over 1,700 young people on the National Citizen Service in the past few weeks.  This programme aimed at young people post their GCSE’s continues to grow across England.  The outdoor element is the starting point of a four week adventure for the 15 & 16 year olds, which also includes life skills and a community project. For many urban based teenagers it’s been their first taste of the countryside and outdoor activities such as rock climbing, camping and hillwalking.   They’ve made new friends, grown in confidence and learnt to work together as a team.