A King Edward VI Grammar School pupil, Sade Dodson, has been picked as one of 100 people to take part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) Leaders programme, beating 50,000 other graduates in the process.
As a result of her success on the NCS scheme, Sade was chosen to be an NCS Leader and participate in an intense leadership programme.
The week, held at Dulwich College, involved training, challenges and lectures to inspire all the chosen young people and develop their leadership skills.
The programme included a number of exciting opportunities and high-profile meetings including a breakfast reception in the House of Commons with MPs to discuss how the NCS can provide support to improve the image of young people.
Sade visited the Department for Education to discuss education matters with Nick Bowles MP, addressing the curriculum and careers advice in schools and how it could be improved.
The programme concluded with Sade and the other young people taking part in a volunteering project.
Sade and her group created a non-profit organisation called ‘Verity’s Voice’ which aims to help educate young people through workshops about mental health issues
Sade said: “I met so many inspirational people from all over the UK and the experiences with them has made me value what I have.
“The benefits of doing NCS Leaders are endless. Not only has it allowed meet so many amazing people, I’m able to use the skills I learned and put them into real life situations.”
Visit www.ncsem1.org.uk for further information about the NCS.