Young people aged 15 to 17 still have time to sign up for the National Citizen Service’s summer programme.

They’ll get the chance to spend four weeks experiencing new things, learning new skills and making new friends.

The four-week summer programme, called The Challenge, costs £50 to take part and activities include rock-climbing, kayaking, abseiling, volunteering, learning to cook, public speaking, campaigning and pitching ideas to professional business people.

It helps young people build their confidence and make new friends, giving them the chance to meet people from all different backgrounds.

“This summer programme is fantastic and I’d encourage all young people to take part,” said Cllr Larry Culhane, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education. “It’s not often that you’ll get to experience and learn so much, and meet so many like-minded people in just four weeks.”

“We’re working with charities like this, schools, colleges, and many others to improve opportunities for young people and this is a great example.”

You can find out more, including how to sign up, at the National Citizen Service’s website.

There are many other events happening in H&F free and low-cost as part of our Summer in the City programme.