Sheffield teens – and National Citizen Service (NCS) graduates – Cheyenne Van Den Berg, 17 and Jonathan Schoon, 18, joined the Prime Minister earlier this month to help celebrate the centenary of women being given the right to vote.

Cheyenne who did NCS with Element Society, and Jonathan, who did NCS with Sheffield United Community Foundation, were two of 11 NCS grads who were offered the opportunity to listen to the Prime Minister give her speech in person marking the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act.

Christopher Hill, Chief Executive at Element Society – a local charity and provider of the NCS programme, says:

It’s fantastic to have been able to provide our NCS graduates with the opportunity to meet the Prime Minister and attend an event that marks a momentous occasion towards equal rights for both men and women.

Ben Frost, NCS Coordinator at Sheffield United Community Foundation says “We are very proud of how Cheyenne, Jonathan and the other NCS grads represented their generation at this important celebratory event.”

Over 400,000 young people have completed the NCS programme to date, giving up an incredible 11.7 million hours to social action projects since NCS started.

There are still places available this summer for 15-17 years to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity. To sign up, go to

(left to right) Ashish Ramuni, 20, Manchester; Cheyenne Van Den Berg, 17, Sheffield; Zainab Adnan, 18, Crewe;  Jonathan Schoon, 18, Sheffield; Hannah McLellan, 20, Liverpool; Tom Wood, 17, Rugby; Courtney Hopwood,17, Oldham; Joe Wood, 18, Lancaster; Artemis Redican, 17, Manchester and Alex Abrahams,18, Nelson.