We were delighted to welcome the team from National Citizen’s Service who came to tell Year 11 students about their exciting summer programme.
NCS offers young people over 15 a chance to achieve things they never thought possible, while meeting new people and taking on fresh challenges. After getting to know each other through a range of fun and exhilarating activities, students then get the chance to stay at a university campus together where they will get a taste of ‘adulthood’ learning important life skills such as budgeting and building confidence to make sure that they stand out from the crowd when it comes to applying for jobs and further education.
Armed with a bunch of new skills, they will then get the chance to use them for good in a local project within their own community. A great opportunity to make a positive difference.
At the end of the programme, students will receive a certificate recognising their achievements and get to celebrate all of their wins in style at a party with the rest of their team.
A place on the scheme is worth £1500, however as government funding is available, students will pay no more than £50, which covers accommodation, transport and meals (during residential weeks) activities AND equipment! Furthermore, NCS has extended their sign-up offer allowing Prenton students to pay just £30 for the whole programme! This is a fantastic opportunity to spend part of the summer enjoying a fun and rewarding adventure, which will develop great life skills for the future. There are lots of dates to choose from, however they are on a first come first served basis and do fill up fast. Call 0800 197 8010 to book a start date or visit www.wearethencs.com to sign up. Students can join up with their friends and request to be placed on the same teams.
As an added bonus, if at least half of yr11 students sign up, NCS have kindly agreed to donate £1000 towards our end of year prom!
Click here for more information about the programme. Students can also speak to Mrs Hepke for more information.