David Cameron visited Woodford County High School for Girls on 22 March 2018 to promote National Citizen Service (NCS) – an opportunity for 16 year olds which he was instrumental in bringing into being.
He introduced a presentation by the NCS team and spoke of the programme’s aims and successes. Uptake of the scheme is growing year on year. Nationally one in six students of qualifying age participates. Impressively, over 60 per cent of Woodford girls took part last year.
David Cameron then spoke to a small group of NCS Challenge graduates, asking what they had learned about themselves in the three phases of the process and how it had changed them. He took an interest in university aspirations and career plans and spoke of his own commitments post-Downing Street and about his book writing.
Mr Cameron was interested to hear that he is the second (former) Prime Minister to have visited Woodford school; Winston Churchill having been the first.