Scheme to give school leavers taste of Royal Navy life

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THIS summer the Royal Navy is giving 15 secondary school leavers the chance to work alongside them in Portsmouth.

Young people will have the chance to stay at Grange Fort and run activities like assault courses to develop their leadership skills – as well as have exclusive access to the navy’s weapons simulator.

It is being run in support of the Respect Programme in Eastney, which has signed up to the government’s National Citizen Service project which aims to produce active young citizens.

The lucky group from Portsmouth will attend HMS Collingwood in the run-up to the start of the project which runs for six weeks from July 25.

And in the second week of the scheme they will have the chance to experience the life of naval officers, staying on Grange Fort at HMS Sultan where they will cook their own meals in the mess.

If you are currently in Year 11 and want to get involved call the Respect Programme on (023) 9275 2900.