Northampton young citizens' community service transforms playground

A dozen dedicated Northamptonshire teenagers have brought a new lease of life to a playground in Northampton as part of their social action project for National Citizen Service (NCS), this summer.

Thursday, 30th August 2018, 5:07 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:17 pm

The group wanted their social action project to make a difference in the local community and focused on updating the Rectory Farm Community Centre playground.

Members secured free materials for the renovation and also placed a plaque in the playground to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease – a cause close to their hearts for which the team raised more than £200 through bucket collections.

The 12 teenagers are amongst more than 1,500 Northamptonshire young people who volunteered for 47,000 hours.

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Hannah Porter, 16, from Northampton was part of the group which worked on the Rectory Farm Community Centre playground project.

She said: “We have all acquired a new set of skills and mindset with which to use them, as a result, our NCS experience can be described as nothing but completely exhilarating and meaningful - the smiles of the children made it all worthwhile for the team and we all feel truly proud.”

To sign up to the NCS programme visit or call 01522 574101.