82 Y11 students have already taken advantage of the discounted rate and signed up to the NCS programme when they leave school. The special offer will end at the end of January, so don’t delay and sign up today!
The NCS programme a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which your child can sign up for next summer. National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government-backed programme which is supported by Ecclesfield School. NCS helps young people build their confidence and gain new skills while having fun and giving back to their community – the best possible springboard for their future. Whether they’re about to start sixth form or college, or preparing to enter the working world, signing up to NCS is one of the best decisions a teenager can make.
NCS helps teenagers get ahead by learning the skills for work and life that employers are increasingly looking for in candidates: confidence, teamwork and leadership skills. 92% participants think NCS gives them a chance to develop skills that would be useful in future.
For more information, see the info below or take the time to visit; www.ncsflt.co.uk/
If you have any questions, the NCS team will be in the canteen every Tuesday lunch or you can contact them direct on 01143 240737.
What is NCS?
The national citizen service is a four week programme that takes the below format.
PHASE 1 – ADVENTURE
In your first week you will be travelling with your team up into the country side to an adventure outdoor activities centre. Getting to know each other and experiencing the freedom of being away from home with new friends. Once you’ve said yes you will be placed in a team of 12-15 young people with your friends and new friends – people that could change your life or you change theirs. In this week you’ll get the chance to take part in adrenaline-fuelled activities with your team mates: like rock climbing, kayaking, abseiling and gill scrambling.
PHASE 2 – FUTURE HOME
Next up, after the weekend you will be reunited with your team, to live away from home in university style accommodation. You get your own flat, room and en-suite!! You will get to cook for yourself with the help of your team, and there will be a come dine with me competition towards the end of the week to show your team leaders your skills. You will also learn some huge life skills that will make you stand out and have a killer CV. During this week you will become a qualified first aider, learning about different charities and developing new personal skills. We also do some training with the blind, the Academy Self Defence and Drug Awareness.
PHASE 3 – MAKING A DIFFERENCE/SOCIAL ACTION
In these two weeks you get to put all the skills that you have learnt into practice as a team. Agreeing on a social action project that will really make a mark on your local community. This is your chance to do something amazing, plan your own project, fundraise for it and make it happen. It might be renovating an area, raising money for a charity, setting up a youth club or setting up sports camps. These are your own ideas to make a difference.
PHASE 4 – GRADUATION
Once you have completed the programme, we get to celebrate with a big graduation. We invite parents, players, MP’s your teachers to come and celebrate you completing the programme and watch you come on stage and collect your certificate. After the ceremony we have a big party to finish the NCS in style, this year we had a disco, photo booths and an amazing party. Once you are a graduate you are part of the NCS graduate and you will be invited to some of the greatest shows and events nationwide, and we constantly develop ways to keep you involved with us and the community.