National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a life time opportunity for students in years 11. It’s a government-funded programme which helps young people build skills for work and life and is also an opportunity for participants to meet new people and connect with their local community. Through a three part programme of activities taking place during the summer holidays, October or February half terms, NCS participants take on new challenges including outdoor activities, skills training from industry professionals and leading social action campaigns in their local community.
The programme is recognised by UCAS and can strengthen university, college and job applications. 9 out of 10 participants believe NCS has given them the chance to develop skills that will be useful in the future.
In your area, NCS is delivered by The Challenge which is the country’s largest provider of NCS. Since 2009, 126,000 young people have taken part in NCS. In 2015 there are 16,000 places available in Greater London and Surrey. Over the past three years, 93 students from St Anne’s Catholic Girls’ School have taken part.
A representative from The Challenge will be delivering presentations to Year 11 students in early 2015
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