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Posted: 17/01/2018

Message for year 11 and 12 Parents - NCS Summer Programme

NCS Summer programme supported by

Brockhill Park Performing Arts College                                                     

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We’d like to tell you about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which your son or daughter can sign up to take part in Summer. National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government-backed, four-phase programme which is supported by our school and takes place during the summer holidays. The local NCS team came to Brockhill Park Performing Arts College on the 15th January, so your son or daughter might have already mentioned this to you.

Places are filling up fast, so NCS have asked us to write to you to make sure you know this is taking place and that you can sign up on their website here: NCS Sign Up Link

 

What is NCS?

Students in Year 11 have the opportunity to sign up and will then be placed in teams of 12-15 with their friends and other students from local schools and colleges.

 

  • Phase 1: Adventure

One weeks (Mon – Fri) outward bound residential to focus on team work, problem solving skills and getting out of their comfort zone.

  • Phase 2: Discovery

Participants will then spend five days at a local college/professional environment developing their independent living skills and learning about their local community.

  • Phase 3: Social Action

The teams will work from a local community base to plan and implement a 30 hour community project that benefits both young people and society. This will take place over two weeks in the summer holidays following phase 1 and 2

  • Graduation:

Finally to celebrate their NCS achievements, we will hold a Graduation to present a signed certificate from the Prime Minister.

NCS is amazing value for money, the whole experience will cost you no more than £50 – students can receive a £10 discount if they do this in the next few days. This includes all meals, transport, accommodation and activities. This is due to the programme being strongly backed by the government, who contribute more than £1,500 towards each place. There are also bursaries offered to those who need financial support and support is provided for young people with additional need.

NCS helps young people build their confidence and gain new skills for work and life whilst having fun and giving back to their community – the best possible springboard for their future. Whether they’ve just started their final year of school, or preparing to enter the working world, signing up to NCS is one of the best decisions a teenager can make.

Should you have any enquiries about this, please contact Terri Barry, the in school NCS Co-ordinator.

Written by Terri Barry