NCS (National Citizen Service) has been working with the school to ensure we’re able to offer year 11 & 12 students the opportunity to take part. NCS is a government-backed programme for those aged 16-17, which takes place during the school holidays. It’s a great way for young people to learn the skills for work and life they need to succeed in the future, whilst having an amazing time.
The next programmes are running in the Summer for students who are not yet 18. Young people will be in teams with their friends and other students from local schools and colleges. Details of the programme are outlined below:
What happens on NCS?
- Taster events: Meet NCS staff and other young people who will be taking part in the programme in your area before you go away.
- 5 days residential: Outward-bound residential focusing on teamwork and problem-solving through a range of exciting outdoor challenges such as climbing and rafting.
- 5 days away from home: A chance to learn new skills such as CV writing or first aid, and to find out more about your local community.
- Make Your Mark project: Work from a local base with your team to plan and implement a community/volunteering project that makes a real difference in your area.
- Graduation: Celebrate your NCS achievements and receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.
NCS costs £50, with all meals and activities covered. They can offer bursaries to those who need financial support.