National Citizen Service
Each year, many of our students take part in the NCS programme, which is a youth programme like no other. It is designed specially for 16 and 17 year olds, and the experience will help give a clearer idea of what participants want for their future.
On the NCS programme participants mix with a new crowd and take on fresh challenges together. Along the way, they get a taste for independence and pick up skills that will help them reach their future goals. They are given a platform to have their voices heard and pursue a passion project. The four week programme includes a residential activities week with activities such as windsurfing, kayaking, high ropes, SUP boards and problem solving challenges, with the focus on developing confidence, leadership and team work. There is a second residential week, spent living at Plymouth University, learning essential life skills such as budgeting and cooking and providing a taster of independence. This week includes workshops covering subject such as health and wellbeing, anxiety, presentation skills, communication skills and a creating effective personal statements. The other two weeks are spent planning and executing a project in the local community.
NCS are unable to visit schools at the moment so they have produced a film introduce the programme. You can view this film via the following link: Link to NCS film
There is also more information on their flyer, which you can view using the following link: NCS Flyer
Over 500,000 people have already completed an NCS programme. You can find out more about this and sign up on the NCS website: https://wearencs.com/summer