Young people put through their paces as part of National Citizenship Scheme

East Cambs & Fenland National Citizenship Awards Scheme, managed by Community Carts of Ely, pupils f

East Cambs & Fenland National Citizenship Awards Scheme, managed by Community Carts of Ely, pupils from Ely College, at The Atrium gym, cycling for the Helping Harry charity. Organiser Danielle Cook's cousin Harry (aged 5) has cerebral palsy - Credit: Archant

ONE of the first groups to take part in the Government-backed National Citizenship Awards Scheme finished their course in Ely this week.

The 12-strong group of youngsters from East Cambridgeshire and Fenland spent six weeks taking on a series of challenges, learning new skills and building new relationships as part of the scheme.

On Thursday, the group brought the curtain down on their work by taking part in a charity cycle ride in aid of the Helping Harry charity.

The scheme is being administered in East Cambs and the Fens by Community Carts.

Leader Mick Oliver said: “The awards scheme is pretty full on and really puts the young people through their paces. They are a really close group and we are looking forward to them graduating in a few weeks time.”


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