“We are immensely proud that so many of our students have taken part in NCS programmes. We are a rural comprehensive school and our strength lies in the strongNCS logo sense of community that we foster. The NCS programme is, therefore, a perfect match for us. It provides our students with the opportunity to make a contribution to their local community whilst further developing the wider life skills that are so essential beyond their time at school. The majority of our sixth form students opt to continue their studies at university and the NCS programme helps to create the confident, well-rounded students that higher education institutions, as well as employers, are looking for. There is no doubt in my mind that the students who have taken part in the NCS programme, have returned to us with enhanced levels of independence, empathy and drive to succeed. It is for this reason that we continue to strongly encourage as many of our students as possible to take advantage of the unique opportunities presented by the NCS programme.”
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a way for 15 to 17 year olds living in England & Northern Ireland to make extraordinary friendships, learn new skills and create unforgettable memories.
Remember, It All Starts At Yes…
- Grow your confidence
- Make your UCAS application stand out
- Make new friends
- Develop the skills that employers want
- Get a killer CV
- Access to exclusive events
The Summer NCS programme takes place over four weeks during the Summer holidays.
NCS is a 3-part programme:
Get Active – Enjoy an action-packed week away tackling activities like rock climbing, hiking and raft building.
Get Involved – Stay away from home at a Higher Education campus. Work with businesses and organisations to improve your employability skills and take part in creative challenges.
Make your Mark – Return to your local area with your team to plan and deliver a Social Activity project that will really make a difference to your community.
Government backing means that taking part costs no more than £35.00. This includes accommodation, food, activities – everything!
- Stay away from home at an outdoor activity centre
- Develop new skills and meet new people
- Learn to budget and live for yourself
- Make your mark in your local area delivering your social action project
- Receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister
- Keep volunteering
Information Packs are available in school. Click here to visit the NCS website for more information.