Ben Howlett, the Member of Parliament for Bath, recently helped judge an environmental product design competition at the Southside Youth Hub.
The competition was a part of a National Citizenship Service (NCS) programme. The NCS is a government initiative that helps build life skills and encourage young people to engage in social action projects.
There have been over 200,000 young people who have accessed the scheme already.
For the competition, teams made a presentation on environmentally-friendly products they had designed. The winner was an eco-friendly product to collect and filter drinking water.
After the event, Ben said: “I really enjoyed judging the NCS competition today.
“It was great to see the participants come up with such exciting ideas and they are clearly really enjoying their NCS Programme. Thousands of young people are benefiting from the NCS programme in Bath.
“The programme is a fantastic way of helping young people develop their skills and it’s encouraging to see Southside do such a great job in organising it.
“Well done to all those who took part and to Southside for organising the competition.”