Teens get outdoor experience

Youngsters taking part
Youngsters taking part
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Teenagers from across the city have been taking part in a series of sessions to increase their teamwork and meet new friends.

The groups of youngsters, aged between 15 and 17, have been taking part in the National Citizen Service Programme. Sessions included shelter building, trust exercises and a challenge to work as a team to create a functional chair and wheelbarrow.

A council spokeswoman said: “The programme is open to all 15-17 year olds and gives them valuable life skills, experiences and new friendships. In addition to local workshops, participants gain a week long residential course including adrenaline fuelled activities like rock climbing, abseiling and canoeing. They also work together on a community project.”

Places are still available for courses this summer. For more information and to apply for places, see https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/youth-services/national-citizen-service/.