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Learning in the Lakes

15 August 2013

Teenagers who signed up to a summer scheme with Sheffield Wednesday enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience learning in the Lakes.

As part of government’s National Citizen Service (NCS), 60 young people travelled with the SWFC Community Programme to YHA Hawkhead in the Lake District for a special week of activities.

Participants enjoyed exhilarating endeavours such as mountain biking, gorge scrambling and canoeing on Lake Windermere with the aim of improving their teamwork and leadership skills.

The residential trip forms part the four-week NCS agenda which offers school leavers the opportunity to mix with their peers, develop new skill s and make a difference in their local area by getting involved in community projects.

Sheffield Wednesday’s Social Inclusion Manager Matt Bray was delighted with the outcome of the trip. 

He said: “Our NCS teenagers had fantastic time taking part in some great activities in what was an amazing setting in the Cumbrian countryside.

“Now they’re back in Sheffield, I’m hoping they can use what they learned in the lakes to give something back to their communities and make a real difference to the local area.”

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