GALLERY:East Cambs youngsters out to dispel myths with citizenship scheme

A GROUP of youngsters embarking on the Government-backed Young Citizenship Scheme have been busy across East Cambridgeshire this week forging relationships and lending a hand.

The 13-strong group were at Ely Fire Station at the start of the week to find out more about the fire service and learn about road safety before using their new knowledge and skills to host a road safety event in Ely’s Market Square.

The youngsters also spent the work building relationships in their communities and were in Haddenham on Friday to help put the finishing touches to the village’s new skate park.

The group are one of the first batch to take part in the National Citizenship Scheme, a scheme which is directly advocated by David Cameron.

The young people take part in the scheme for three weeks and spend a week doing challenging outdoor activities, a residential week in which they live together while working on projects and then a third and final week coming up with their own ideas for a challenge which will make a difference to their local community.