A teenager is looking forward to joining a volunteering scheme this summer.
Lauren Rootham, of Newtown Crescent, Uppingham, will take part in a four-week National Citizen Service.
The programme includes a range of exciting opportunities from sports and team-building to a community action project.
Lauren, 16, is encouraging other young people to sign up.
She said: “There’s something to appeal to everyone so I’m sure it will be enjoyable and there’s nothing to lose if you give it a go.
“I’m hoping to enjoy lots of new experiences, to become more independent and to have lots of things to put on my CV.”
Lauren first heard about the scheme during a presentation at Uppingham Community College.
The scheme is run by the Lincolnshire and Rutland Education Business Partnership.
Spokesman Phil Everett said: “NCS offers a way for young people to get a step ahead of the rest.”
To join the scheme visit ncsem1.org.uk