A BROMSGROVE school has been awarded ‘champion school’ status for its commitment to a national youth programme.
North Bromsgrove High School is one of 12 schools across Worcestershire to receive the accolade from the National Citizen Service (NCS).
The two to four-week project gives 16 and 17-year-olds the chance to meet other young people from different backgrounds, develop new skills and learn how to make a difference in their community through social action projects.
The ‘champion school’ status has been given to institutions which have excelled in promoting the programme and recruiting young people to take part over the last academic year.
Headteacher, Angelina Robin-Jones, said: “We are delighted the children have won this award for the third year running.
“It is a real worthy endeavour and we see the benefit year on year.
“The children who take part stop being shy and develop a range of skills and confidence.
“For our students it is a wonderful thing, it is something they can put on their UCAS applications, it really is something to be proud of.”
Droitwich Spa High School and Sixth Form Centre is also among the chosen schools to receive the ‘champion school’ status.
Education Secretary, Justine Greening, said: “It is really fantastic to see that so many pupils have already benefitted from the wide range of programmes provided by National Citizen Service.
“I want to congratulate all the ‘champion schools’ and thank them for their hard work and commitment helping young people across the country gain vital skills that will help them get on in life and fulfil their potential.”