St George’s Academy, in Sleaford, is one of 11 schools in the county to receive champion school status from National Citizen Service (NCS).
NCS is a youth programme for 16 and 17 year olds, and 345 secondary schools, including 11 in Lincolnshire, have been given champion school status for their committment to NCS.
NCS consists of two four week programmes, taking place during school holidays, where teenagers get to meet young people, live independently and develop new skills.
Education secretary Justine Greening said: “I want to congratulate all the ‘champion schools’ and thank them for their hard work and commitment helping young people across the country gain vital skills that will help them get on in life and fulfil their potential.”
Head of key stage four Andy Green said: “The students engage with the programme and recognise the tremendous advantages that it gives them. These include increased self-confidence and team-work, as well as realising the importance that their work can have for their community when completing the project work.”