We are pleased to inform you that we are an established provider of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. The NCS brings together 15-17 year olds from different backgrounds in a programme of challenge, service and learning, enabling them to develop the confidence, skills and attitudes they need to become more engaged with their communities and become active and responsible citizens whilst having an amazing and enjoyable time on the fun and action packed programme.
We have been delivering the government backed programme since 2013 and so far it has been a great success, with over 300 local teenagers completing the project so far to add to the 250,000 national total.
At the forefront of the NCS ethos is teamwork and communication, with this in mind the first phase of the project is an action packed team building trip to one of the country’s best outdoor pursuit’s centres.
We believe that you and your team have the power to change the world if given the respect, tools and opportunities to do so. As part of the NCS you will get the chance to be part of something amazing – plan your own project, fund raise for it and make it happen!
So what does an NCS programme consist of?
In your first week you’ll live with your team at an outdoor activity centre, getting to know each other and experiencing the freedom of being away from home with new friends. In this week you’ll get the chance to take part in adrenaline-fuelled activities with your team mates like: rock climbing, canoeing, hiking and archery.
Staying in purpose built accommodation you will have all your food and drink provided. You will also receive protective and waterproof clothing, so no need to worry about your clothes getting ruined!
Next up, you will be reunited with your group to live away from home in university style accommodation.
Not only will you be learning to cook for yourselves (think roast dinners, not beans on toast!), but you’ll also learn some huge life skills that make for a killer CV. Such as meeting organisations, important people from your local community whilst learning about the issues facing your community as well as developing new personal skills (team work, leadership & how to present yourself). You’ll be able to choose skills that you are passionate about such as photography, editing, football coaching or even how to set up your own business!
If you’re taking part in the spring/autumn programme then you’ll be living at home but will still take part in as many cool, life-changing experiences – you’ll just wake up in your own bed.
Now you get the chance to put all the skills and experiences you’ve learnt into practice as a team, agreeing on a social action project that will really make a mark on your local community.
We believe that you and your team have the power to change the world given the respect, tools and opportunities to do so. This is your chance to be part of something amazing – plan your own project fundraiser for it and make it happen! Go out there and be awesome together.
Once you have completed the programme, you’re now part of the bigger NCS family – our grads have the chance to attend some of the greatest shows and events going and we’ll be constantly developing amazing ways to keep you involved with us, your community & with all of our fantastic partners. Oh plus we’ll support you and the projects you are passionate about because like we said, you’re family!
We forgot to mention at the end of each programme we’ll throw you a big party to celebrate everything you’ve achieved too. Not only will you be a completely different person, but you’ll have made a huge network of amazing friends for life and done something truly inspirational in your community.