After four weeks packed with adventure, new experiences and personal development opportunities, the PNE Community and Education Trust's summer National Citizen Service (NCS) participants have celebrated graduating from the programme!
Marking the occasion by enjoying a two-course dinner in the Invicibles Lounge, overlooking the pristine playing surface at Deepdale, students were presented with awards and prizes for their achievements over the summer.
Also on the agenda for the night was recognition for the students' superb fundraising efforts as part of their social action projects, in the final phase of the programme completed last week.
With one group of those involved having completed a virtual bike ride for Heartbeat, and another played a day's worth of football in aid of Rosemere Cancer Foundation, students raised a combined total of £973.57 for local charities!
For Heartbeat, £573.83 was raised while £399.74 was the total sum for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Students had begun the programme by venturing out to Mount Cook Adventure Centre for phase one of the scheme at the end of July, enjoying activities such as archery and canoeing.
Following that was another residential week spent on campus at the University of Cumbria, where participants were encouraged to become more independent with self-defence classes on the intinerary for that week.
Thereafter, youngsters were based at Deepdale in a non-residential setting, undertaking a range of workshops such as first aid training.
Students completed the programme with the terrific planning and excution of their social action projects.
To find out more about Community and Education Trust's NCS programme, click here.