National Citizen Service students reinvigorate pocket park

Students working to attain their National Citizen Service award transform Chapel Brampton's Pocket park

NCS paint bridge

A team of 16/17 year old students working to attain their National Citizen Service certificate have transformed and overgrown Pocket Park into a wonderful amenity again for the benefit of the community and transformed  by painting playing equipment at Chapel Brampton , Northampton  All came from schools in Northamptonshire. Working in the soaring heat and the torrential rain of a typical British summer they cleared the jungle and briers making the whole pocket park accessible.  

The Pocket Park is situated on the Pitsford Road at Chapel Brampton and is a hidden gem behind a secret door. There are all sorts of wildlife from Badgers to Bugs and includes a secret pond. It is an environmentalist’s heaven.

The second team used their imagination and skills to.brighten up the tired and dated swings slides and climbing frames located in the Playing Field next to The Bramptons’ County Primary. They have done an outstanding job.

The Projects were done as a partnership between EBP (who develop the skills of young people and manage the process), the Rotary Club of Northampton West, Church with Chapel Brampton Parish Council and Rotaract Northampton. This is part of a national scheme involving skills development and community projects as part of the curriculum.

So far, nearly half a million young people have taken part in NCS. For almost a decade, NCS has been working with local businesses, youth centres, football clubs and grassroots initiatives and is now in partnership with Rotary and Rotaract. All partners share the same ideals of making the world a fairer, kinder and a more compassionate place. 

All bodies would like to thank the young people for their hard work, dedication and delivering the projects for lasting benefits for our community

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