National Citizen Service (NCS) representatives came into school to meet with Year 11s and presented the opportunities via their programme which takes place next summer after GCSE exams have finished.

The programme includes a 5-day outdoor pursuit residential, a 5 day residential in university dorms, working on life skills and group activities such as Public Speaking Workshops, First Aid, T-Shirt design and printing and ‘Bake Off’ challenges. The 3rd phase is a non-residential social project where students work in groups to choose and implement a social project in their local area.

An NCS representative will be back in school on Thursday 28 November during lunch-time to meet anyone who has questions, or is signing up and bringing in payment to school rather than paying online. All students have an information leaflet, which includes contact information for an NCS rep if parents have any questions.

Students / parents can sign up online at or in school.

The cost, which includes all meals, accommodation and travel, is £50 per student. If parents sign up and pay before the end of November it is only £30.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “This is an excellent and worthwhile scheme and we would wholeheartedly recommend any Year 11 to get involved. The cost is small compared to the return and involvement develops confidence, team-work skills, opens up new avenues and friendship, and looks good on any CV or application.

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