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25th February 2016

NCS scheme offers “once in a lifetime opportunity”

 

Year 11 students are being offered the chance of broadening their horizons and challenging themselves by joining the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.

The school welcomed Nadir and Jon  to a Year 11 assembly, where they told students that the NCS scheme offered “once in a lifetime experiences.”

Students signing up for a four week course will enjoy a week at Exmoor National Park, where activities will include quad biking, coasteering and surfing.

This will be followed by a week in university halls, where students will be tasked to budget, shop and cook for themselves.

Week three will see students design a social action project that will benefit the local community and they will then put this into practice during week four.

NCS is backed by the government which means that it costs no more than £50 to take part. Financial support is also available on a case by case basis.

The scheme is a fun and unforgettable programme that helps young people build skills for life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new people.

Nadir said: “People absolutely love going on NCS, after every single course  young people tell me it is the best thing they have ever done.

“It’s also a great thing to put on your CV and on university and college applications.”

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