Fleetwood Town Community Trust have continued to support and develop young people aged 15-17 years old on National Citizens Service (NCS) throughout the summer. The Trust has worked with over 70 young people from varied backgrounds during the three phase initiative, Be Epic, Live Life and Social Action Projects. Andy recently visited Rossall School to judge the NCS group’s enterprise challenge.
The initiative aims to raise aspirations of young people, with small groups planning, delivering and pitching their “Enterprise Challenge” proposals to the judging panel, consisting of Andy Pilley and also the Community Development Officer at Fleetwood Town Council, Lauren Harrison.
The winning team designed and pitched a concept to generate electricity through physical activity, with data collected by a piece of technology to be used in footwear. Andy explained, “I was delighted to be asked to judge the NCS group’s enterprise challenge event, which turned out to be the highlight of my week! Considering the age of the group and the limited amount of preparation time they’d been given, myself and the rest of the judging panel were blown away by the presentations, which were all very engaging and delivered with confidence.
As a businessman myself, I could easily have been persuaded to invest in at least one of the products! The entire group were all receptive to our feedback and questions, I have no doubt they will all go on to great things – I wish them every success for the future.”
See what to expect with NCS Summer Phase Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc3Nc_M5ggw