Craig Mackinlay Visits Thanet NCS Programme

Thursday 4th August 2016

Craig Mackinlay, the MP for South Thanet, visited teenagers on the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme at East Kent College on Thursday 4th August, where they are learning more about how to make a difference in the local area.  Craig spoke to the young people before their activities to remind them of the important impact that teenage volunteering has on the local community.

NCS is a two-three week youth empowerment programme taking place across Thanet during school holidays and helping young people expand their horizons whilst learning key skills for work and life. The MP’s appearance is a show of continued support for the programme as he visited NCS in 2015 and has helped with the promotion of the programme locally amongst schools.  Since his visit last year, he has witnessed the opportunities and doors that have opened up to young people who had been on the programme and is now keen to spread the word throughout his constituency

Craig Mackinlay MP for South Thanet, says: “I visited NCS participants last year and saw the impact of their social action in Thanet. This year, I have been encouraging the young people locally to get involved and promoted it heavily amongst the schools. It is great to see so many young people develop new skills, such as teamwork and leadership, as well as make new friends. I am delighted to once again be able to support National Citizen Service this summer.”