We are proud to be working with the National Citizen Service (NCS) to deliver an unforgettable summer experience for students in year U5 and L6. NCS programmes offer young people a once in a lifetime opportunity to do something meaningful with their summer break.
During their time on NCS, students will have unforgettable experiences and develop skills they can rely on during university, apprenticeships, and their career. Any work experience is invaluable on a CV or personal statement too!
Participants will do something great for their local community, carrying out a social action project to support a cause they care about. We have seen first-hand what an amazing feeling of accomplishment and increased confidence this brings. Throughout the pandemic, teenagers on NCS donated well over 200,000 hours of their time to help rebuild their communities after the first lockdown, showing what a difference young people can make.
NCS lasts 2 weeks (Monday – Friday), during which participants will: meet new people and stay away from home for five days, take on new challenges and develop the skills and confidence to take on their next steps. They will also get their chance to give back to their local community through volunteering action.
A place on NCS is worth around £1200. However, thanks to government funding for the programme, NCS will only ask for a contribution of £50 to cover some basic costs. To ensure that everyone can access the NCS programme, there are bursaries available to those who are eligible for free school meals, have an EHCP, are in or have recently left care, or are a young carer.
There are several start dates to choose from: go to wearencs.com to find out availability in the area for your teen and encourage them to sign up for a summer they will not forget!
Places go quickly! Plan and book ahead of time!
If you have any questions, in school Mrs Barham can help you or give NCS a call on 0800 197 8010. Frequently asked questions can be found at wearencs.com/faqs.
This is such an amazing opportunity for all our 16 and 17 year olds; they will develop a huge range of skills, and experience a unique working environment of fun and community spirit. In a world that is ever changing, our young people need to be resilient, confident and flexible and NCS gives them this chance to grow in a safe setting, as part of a nationally recognised organisation.