Championship status won for citizen efforts

The Morecambe High  NCS champions. Head girl Phoebe Carr holds the award

The Morecambe High NCS champions. Head girl Phoebe Carr holds the award

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When it comes to turning out rounded citizens, Morecambe High is top of the class.

The school has been awarded National Citizen Service championship status.

The title was presented by MP Cat Smith and Mark Bowman, chief executive of Inspira, to Phoebe Carr, the current head girl, and Mark Squires, the school’s head of sixth form pastoral care at a special event in Lancaster.

The school is one of only 345 nationally to receive championship status.

NCS is a four-week programme for 16 and 17-year-olds during the summer holidays.

The programme involves teenagers meeting other teens from a range of backgrounds, living independently, developing new skills and learning more about their communities and how they can make a difference through social action projects.

Mr Bowman applauded the school for the work it has done via NCS to help shape young citizens of the future, making the scheme a valuable part of the curriculum and added: “School is not just about getting the best grades possible, it is also about personal development and preparing students for later life.”