National Citizen Service [NCS] and Football in the Community [FITC] teamed up with MOD Pizza Nottingham to deliver a great night of quizzical fun in the Broken Wheelbarrow.
MOD Pizza generously gave FITC an amazing deal on the 100 pizzas that were quickly devoured by 200 hungry NCS participants…and staff.
Jemma Morgan, Head of Marketing at MOD Pizza, said:
“We were delighted to support such a fantastic local community scheme which does such great work for young people in Nottingham. We look forward to working with and supporting Football in the Community in the future in any way we can, and we’re really glad they enjoyed the pizzas!”
NCS Project Officer, Roxie Hickling, was thrilled with how the night went, saying:
“We had a fantastic evening with the participants, everyone was full of energy and I really enjoyed delivering the quiz. I think my favourite question had to be – ‘Where are a cricket’s ears?’ If you didn’t know, they’re in their front legs!
“Thanks to MOD Pizza for working in partnership with us to make this night extra tasty.”
All the young people who attended are signed up to take part in the NCS programme this summer and are currently attending “keep warm” events for them to meet and get to know other participants.
The first week of the programme sees the teenagers head out to the wilderness to learn team building and other adventurous activities to test their confidence and communication skills. These activities include; tree climbing, abseiling, kayaking, bush craft, weaseling and hiking. They then spend another week on a residential camp to build up their skills and take part in fun exercises to build their independence and increase their insight into career opportunities.
The last two weeks of the programme are based on them supporting a community project, by either raising money or volunteering their time and skills.