A member of staff from Tameside College has been recognised by the Prime Minister for his efforts in encouraging young people to take part in the national citizenship service (NCS).
Brendan Laffey, engagement coordinator for NCS, visited the Ashton-based College to present the certificate to Sports Development Officer, Luke Podmore, which was signed by the organisation’s chief executive, Michael Lynas, and Prime Minister, Theresa May.
The national citizenship service is open for all 16 and 17 year olds and helps them to build skills for work and life. It runs throughout the summer, with participants taking part in a social action project, university style residential visit and an action packed outdoor activity.
Luke said: “I am honoured to receive this certificate. I am passionate about what I do so to receive a thank you for it is great. I never thought something like this would happen and it will definitely be framed on my wall. However I couldn’t do my work without the staff and students around me so thank you to them.”
Brendan said: “It’s great to see Luke being recognised for his achievements. He has dedicated himself to supporting NCS over the last few years and lots of students wouldn’t have taken part without him. He is a great role model for others and the gratitude from ourselves at NCS is well deserved.”