The National Citizen Service (NCS) came into school this week to outline their life-changing programme which is open to all teenagers aged 15-17 to discover who they are and what they can do.

The presentation was given to Year 12 students and outlined a wide range of opportunities over the next 12-18 months which develop new skills, ask for initiative and hard work, present a chance to travel and meet new people, and combine to build up a skill-set for a CV and the world of work.

The school has a well-established partnership for the NCS and it is expected that an impressive number of students will enlist in the NCS scheme.

Sarah Cresswell, Head of Sixth Form, said: “It was fantastic to see so many Year 12s either speak about their experiences of having already been involved with NCS, or engage with the assembly by asking insightful questions. It has given our new Year 12s an exciting opportunity to consider, especially as future employers and universities love to see that young people are eager to challenge themselves, stretch their horizons and dream big!”