Backstage project at Harrogate G&S festival

Flying Futures have delivered the National Citizen Service in Harrogate over the school summer holidays to a group of young people from Harrogate and surrounding areas. (S)
Flying Futures have delivered the National Citizen Service in Harrogate over the school summer holidays to a group of young people from Harrogate and surrounding areas. (S)

During the school holidays, groups of students across the district have been taking part in a project to help out their local community.

Community interest company Flying Futures puts on the scheme, known as the national citizen service, and one group have been helping out behind the scenes at the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival at the Royal Hall.

From handing out leaflets to making props, the students, all from different schools, are pleased to offer an extra pair of hands.

Lorna Roberts, 16, from Rossett School, said: “We chose this project because we had quite a few people really interested in the arts, and since it is a charity based around the arts it was a great way to get involved.

“They needed the help, and since it was in our local area as well it gives back to the community. It is a great way to spend your holidays giving back because so many people go on holiday and do things for themselves, so it is a great way to do something worthwhile with your time that other people appreciate.

“It gives you something to do and people appreciate that you spend the summer helping out other people.”

One of 15 at the Royal Hall, Lorna will be able to include the project on her UCAS form.